Install Evolution 3.13.2 in Linux Mint 17

Add the Evolution mail and calendar application to Linux Mint 17

Evolution is an extremely useful application that offers email, calendar, note taking, address book and task list functionality. It's hard to believe that you can get so many important features in one application, but Evolution covers all the important bases.

Best of all, however, Evolution is free and open source, so it won't cost you a dime to install and use it on your Linux Mint 17 computer.

Wikipedia has a helpful list of some of the features found in Evolution:

E-mail retrieval with the POP and IMAP protocols and e-mail transmission with SMTP.
Secure network connections encrypted with SSL, TLS and STARTTLS.
E-mail encryption with GPG and S/MIME.
E-mail filters.
Search folders, saved searches that look like normal mail folders as an alternative to using filters and search queries.
Automatic spam filtering with SpamAssassin and Bogofilter.
Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server, Novell GroupWise and Kolab[7] (provided in separate packages as plug-ins).
Calendar support for the iCalendar file format, the WebDAV and CalDAV standards and Google Calendar.
Contact management with local address books, LDAP and Google address books.
Synchronization via SyncML with SyncEvolution and with Palm OS devices via gnome-pilot.
Evolution's address books can be used as a data source in LibreOffice.
An RSS reader plug-in.

Here's how you can install GNOME's Evolution mail and calendar application in Linux Mint 17.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fta/gnome3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install evolution

3. Use this command to remove Evolution.

sudo apt-get remove evolution

Hat tip: Install Evolution 3.13.2 in Linux Mint 17 | LinuxG

Additional resources for Evolution
Evolution at GNOME Wiki
Evolution at Wikipedia
Evolution at SourceForge

Additional Linux Mint resources
Linux Mint Books at Amazon
Linux Mint Blog
Linux Mint Documentation
Linux Mint Downloads
Linux Mint Forum
Linux Mint Site

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