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I use Evolution for email when I'm on Linux. Most of the apps follow with GNOME's proxy setting, but Evolution does not do SOCKS proxies.

Right now my proxy is simple SSH forwarding. The SOCKS host is localhost with a special port, and a background SSH process takes care of the rest.

My question is:

  • Is this the best way to handle this?
  • Is there a way I can get Evolution to work with my proxy?
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This entry refers to using Tsocks to bypass the limitation. From what I understand Evolution only supports SOCKS on HTTP.

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