Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1294825
cannot add imap "online account" due to proxy settings
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:29:00 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #969247 +++
Description of problem:
Setting up IMAP or POP accounts fail when a HTTP proxy is set. Evolution gives
an error "HTTP proxy connection not allowed" that implies it's trying to also route that session through the HTTP proxy - which will never work, as it's a HTTP proxy, not an arbitrary protocol proxy ;-)
This was originally posted as a control-center problem but I see this with evolution running under xfce
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up access via proxy
2. add "IMAP and SMTP" online account
3. start evolution and attempt to collect mail.
error connecting to imap server
proxy protocol 'http' not supported
Also, sending mail fails: it seems to be trying to route smtp via the HTTP proxy as well.
It should not use any HTTP proxy settings for non http protocol.
A workaround is to unset http_proxy environment variable before running evolution but this is not very friendly.
FWIW, I think the proper approach here is to have bug #969247 reopened. I asked for the Version: field of that bug to be updated here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969247#c7 but it was ignored and the bug was closed EOL prematurely.
If this problem really does still exist on F23, bug #969247 should just be reopened.
Perhaps somebody with the power to do so, could do so and close this as a duplicate of that bug?
Thanks for a bug report, or a clone of one. I agree with Brian, but we can start here too.
I'm a bit confused.
"Cannot add imap 'online account'" suggests this is about GNOME Online Account and not about Evolution itself.
Neither evolution, nor evolution-data-server, sources reference "http_proxy" environment variable. I see it referenced in glib-networking, something around libproxy, but it only sets and unsets it, it doesn't directly read it.
To be honest, I do not know how this all works together, the IMAPx (and evolution-data-server in general) uses other libraries to connect to the servers, it's glib stream these days. How that works with respect of the proxy I do not know.
By the way, when you say "set up access via proxy", where do you do that? System wide? What is set in the evolution, Edit->Preferences->Network Preferences? You can setup there a proxy for SOCKS, which is the one which should be used by the IMAPx/SMTP account.
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