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Evolution for Linux

How to use the mk_evo.sh script to configure Evolution for Linux.

 

These instructions are for using a non-Microsoft email client. These clients often have significant functionality limitations and Microsoft does not recommend them for use with Office 365. As a result, the UIS Service Desk is only able to offer best-effort support for these clients, and you may need to use a Microsoft client to resolve certain issues.

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Before you start: If you have never done so, sync your Raven password to the Blue Active Directory by running through the Change Password procedure using the UIS Password Management application at password.raven.cam.ac.uk. You can keep using your current password – the important part is that you run through the process one time only in order to trigger the sync with Blue, and then onwards to Azure, Microsoft’s Active Directory which ultimately controls your access to Exchange Online services. It may take up to 3 hours for your password to sync to Azure. You can’t complete the Exchange Online configuration until your Raven password has synced with Azure, and will get error messages when you try to log in. These errors will stop once your password has synced.

 

  1. Click to download the mk_evo.sh file.

  2. Make sure it’s executable: $ chmod a+rx mk_evo.sh

  3. Run it with your CRSid as its only argument: $ ./mk_evo.sh CRSid

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  4. Launch Evolution.