Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249172
Evolution does not honnor imap over TLS
Last modified: 2018-04-11 03:57:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Evolution fails trying to retrieve mail over TLS encrypted IMAPS port.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Evolution
2. 'Edit' -> 'Preferences' -> 'Mail Accounts' -> 'Edit' -> 'Receiving Email'
3. Select 'Server Type:' 'IMAP'
4. Fill in 'Server:' and 'Username:' as appropriate
5. Select 'Use Secure Connection:' 'TLS encrypting'
6. Select other options as needed and 'OK'
7. attempt to fetch email
Evolution timesout trying to retrieve mail.
Evolution should retrieve mail.
Evolution appears to be trying to use the unencrypted imap port 143 which is
logged by my server's firewall. Evolution should use the encrypted imaps port 993.
Evolution under FC6 worked as expected to the same server.
can you try to explicitly set the port number to 993 by entering the server as
I appended the port number as eg. my.host.com:993 but it still does not work,
though it does use the port 993 which is logged by my desktop firewall.
I suspect that the session is not being encrypted.
I had no trouble with Evolution in FC6, could it be a build option flag or
library not included in the build ?
As far as I know, there is no such compiler option.
Is this still happen in latest evolution and evolution-data-server?
I am using SSL now instead of TLS in Fedora 7 and 8 clients to a Fedora 6 server
and everything is OK now.
I found a bit more info in upstream bug  and it also points to other bug,
already fixed (see comment 16 there).
Is it OK for you to close this as upstream, as they know about it?
We believe that this bug is more appropriate to be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.