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Owen Townend owen.townend at
Tue May 20 11:12:00 UTC 2008

On 20/05/2008, Chris Hallsworth <christopherhallsworth71 at> wrote:
> Hi, I do have a question actually. My university network uses a proxy server
>  that uses basic authentication. It appears that Evolution doesn't work with
>  this connection. Does anyone know of either a programme that will work with
>  connections like this, or does anyone know of a programme that "bypasses"
>  the proxy connection and thus force all programmes to connect directly? I
>  know under Windows there's Proxifier, but we're talking about Ubuntu here
>  <smiles>. Thanks in advance for the help.

  A quick google shows you're probably at Birmingham City University.
Their settings for internet access are available at:
  These settings are for windows and mac, but are almost identical to
Ubuntu's setup, available in the menu at:
  System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy
  Evolution should abide by the settings you put in there.


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