[sf-lug] evolution problem on ubuntu 12.04.2
kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 09:39:16 PDT 2013
Jim, my 12.04.2 evolution 3.2.3 has a slightly different structure. The
path to my mail files is not ...local, but ...local_mbox,
and no further subdirectories are present, just the files. Of course,
maybe something I did in the past to change things, but
looks like you bumped into some old documentation. (...local is present,
but contains other stuff, mail files eventually, but not in
folders like "Sent" , but "cur", "new", and "tmp").
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> 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,
> 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
> > 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
> > , 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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