Re: Evolution/Courier-IMAP acting strange
On December 29, 2002 01:39 pm, the fabulous Justin Ryan wrote:
> I've got a server running Debian woody with courier-imap-ssl (just moved
> over from uw-imap this morning). Everything is working great (esp. in
> comparison to uw), but for some reason after the first couple of times I
> open INBOX, Evolution says 'This folder cannot contain messages',
> although it recognizes that there are ~350 messages in INBOX.
I just tried it an got exactly the same behaviour. I'm running Debian
unstable, I have courier-imap 1.6.1-2 and evolution 1.2.0-4. Normally I use
kmail so I never noticed that evolution was having trouble.
I tried removing and recreating the account with no success, I then tried
removing various evolution config files and directories. That led to an
interesting observation ... even when removing ~/evolution, ~/.gnome/ and
~/.gconf/ evolution still knew my email settings. I hunted around for the
phantom config files that evolution was obviously reading but found none,
finally I did an strace.
Evolution (at least in Debian unstable) reads the directory
After an "rm -rf /tmp/orbit-fraser/" I started Evolution and actually got a
I suggest you try removing /tmp/orbit-whoever to see if it cleans up the
problem, evolution might be grabbing some outdated config information from