Evolution & gmail contact

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Evolution & gmail contact

Post by alfa71omega » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:05 am

Hi all, question is easy. I cannot setup evolution (3.18.5.2) to sync with gmail contact. Followed some guideline on the net but no result. Error message state "unable to reach server".
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Re: Evolution & gmail contact

Post by AndyMH » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:33 am

I recently synced my evolution calendar with my gmail calendar (as a way of sharing my calendar with my mobile phone). I followed instructions here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Googl ... hEvolution

They wouldn't work. I eventually found out that I had to change my settings in gmail to allow access from less secure apps. This maybe what your problem is. Can't remember how I found it, but did get an email from google to the effect:
Access for less secure apps has been turned on
Hi Andy,
You recently changed your security settings so that your Google account xxxx@gmail.com is no longer protected by modern security standards.

Please be aware that it is now easier for an attacker to break into your account. You can make your account safer again by undoing this change here, then switching to apps made by Google such as Gmail to access your account
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Re: Evolution & gmail contact

Post by alfa71omega » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:20 am

Thanks for your prompt replay but I do not have problems with calendar. It doesn't sync the contact, the error is after following this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Evolution):
https://developers.google.com/accounts/ ... talledApps

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