[sf-lug] evolution problem on ubuntu 12.04.2

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jul 24 19:20:48 PDT 2013



Thank you, Rick. I'm sitting here at Noisebridge 
(for the Wednesday evening 6 to 8 PM Linux 
Discussion Group). Maestro found some different 
page that had the same info. God bless you both. 
More thanks, 
jim 



On Wed, 2013-07-24 at 19:07 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at systemateka.com):
> 
> > 
> > 
> >     Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 
> > Ubuntu 12.04.2 and have problems. 
> >     Most important to me is my email. On the 
> > 10.04 host I had about 7GB in a fairly complex 
> > directory tree. On the 12.04 host Evolution 
> > presents my email in the directories I recall, 
> > but it reports an error every time I send email: 
> > 
> > Failed to append to
> > mbox:///home/jim/.local/share/evolution/mail/local#Sent: Invalid folder
> 
> Looked for that on the Evolution FAQ, and lo!
> 
> https://wiki.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ#Error_message_.22Failed_to_append_to....22_after_sending_message
> 
>   Error message "Failed to append to..." after sending message
> 
>   If the error message "Your message was sent, but an error occurred
>   during post-processing. The reported error was "Failed to append to
>   mbox:///home/user/.local/share/evolution/mail/local#Sent: Cannot get
>   folder 'Sent': folder does not exist. Appending to local 'Sent' folder
>   instead."." is shown, you can fix the problem by editing your default
>   folder settings:
> 
>   Edit > Preferences > Mail Accounts > Edit > Defaults > Folder for sent
>   messages.
> 
>   This bug is fixed in Evolution versions higher than 3.0.2 (stable
>   series) and 3.1.3 (unstable development series). If this is not the
>   case, please add a comment to the corresponding bug report. 
> 
> That's a bit vague, but probably means that Evolution has misremembered
> the correct directory path or something like that.
> 
> 
> 
> Also:
> 
> At the command line, go to ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local ahd look
> around.  According to
> https://wiki.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ#Where_does_Evolution_store_my_data.3F
> , Evolution should have a bunch of subdirs under
> ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local .  Each such subdir is parsed as an 
> Evolution 'folder' of the same name.  There should be in each subdir a
> number of mail-metadata files and one big ASCII file named the same as
> the subdir itself.
> 
> So, for example, if there's supposed to be an Evolution 'folder' called
> Sent, then there should be a ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/Sent/
> subdir, containing:
> 
> Sent
> Sent.cmeta
> Sent.ev-summary
> Sent.ev-summary-meta
> Sent.ibex.index
> Sent.ibex.index.data
> Sent.sbd
> 
> In that example, file 'Sent' would be the mbox file.  You could check
> that by looking at it using the mutt mailer (but quit Evolution first),
> opened read-only, to see if it's a valid mbox:
> 
> mutt -R -f ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/Sent/Sent
> 
> That is often my first concern:  Making sure all the mbox data are still
> there.  (That and your address box are the crown jewels.  Anything else
> can be thrown away and rebuilt.)  In fact, were it I, I'd make a safety
> backup of those.
> 
> 
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