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I don’t know it’s a bug or not but ‘Error While expunging folder‘ error message in Evolution is very annoying. You can’t empty your Trash bin mean if you don’t solve your evolution local database will become bigger and bigger. There are few solutions you can get from the Internet.

I wrote this article for easier solution with very clear instructions.

As you can see from the below picture, at the bottom screen, this error suddenly occur when I tried to empty my Evolution trash (File > Empty Trash).

Now, I will show you how to fix this problem.

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The problem when we use an email address from a local provider is we can not download our emails when we go for traveling. Almost no providers allow their SMTP server to be accessed unless you are connected with their network (It can be through Dial Up, Hot spot or Broadband connection).

The only thing that we can do is by using free web based email account that available on the internet, for example Google, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. But the problem is not all of these providers give free access for their SMTP server also, except Gmail.

Gmail with free 1 GB space storage allow you to access their SMTP server for sending emails and POP server for receiving emails.

Why do we need free SMTP and POP server meanwhile we still can send and receive emails via web based interface?

The problem is you to stay connected all the time to the internet just to download and send emails. And it will be a waste of money if you use Time Based internet access connection.

There are a lots of email client available on the internet for Linux. My favorite is Evolution, it has a complete features and easy to use. Before we start, I assume that you have an email account at Gmail and installed Evolution at your Linux Ubuntu.

Setup SMTP and POP server

Open Edit > Preferences menu


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Evolution is one most the complete features email client program that available in Linux. It has Contacts, Calendars, Memos and Tasks. You can storing, organizing and retrieving your personal data easily. I’ve used few email clients in Linux and Win*, and I think it’s one of the best.


If you work based on informations, back up data is the most important think that you have to do frequently. Evolution has a very simple steps to do it.

Step 1. Open File > Backup settings

If you’ve opened your Evolution already, go to ‘Open‘ menu and choose ‘Backup settings‘.


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