[sf-lug] evolution problem on ubuntu 12.04.2
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.
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!
> 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
> 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.
> At the command line, go to ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local ahd look
> around. According to
> , 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:
> 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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