Re: [Evolution] POP, SSH port-forwarding, and deletes


I'm not sure I understand. You have "leave-mail-on-server" checked,
right? That means that you don't want Evolution to delete mail from the
server. That is why it's not performing a DELE for the messages. If you
want it to DELE the messages, you have to turn off keep-mail-on-server.


On Tue, 2002-04-16 at 00:24, Ian Forde wrote:
Hi all - I'm new to the list, though I've been using Evolution for well
over a year now.  I'm having a problem using Evolution with a POP
account in that it won't delete any messages.  Here's the setup:

My machine: Linux Laptop (RH7.2,

I don't control the mailserver, and it's running Qpopper 4.0.3, with no
APOP support.  Thus, I port-forward over an ssh connection:

ssh -2 -L 4510:mailhost:25 -L 4500:mailhost:110 me mailhost

So I point Evolution at that mailhost:4500 for receiving mail and
mailhost:4510 for sending mail.  I've turned on the "Leave messages on
server" option, since unchecking that one sucks the mail off of the
server and leaves me with no mail the when I'm done.  (Sometimes I
travel without my laptop and like to use pine.)

So when I "empty trash" and "expunge" the messages leave my "Local
Folders" but still stay on the server anyway.  I've sniffed the
connection and watched message downloads, but at no time has Evolution
performed a "message delete" operation.

Could the fact that evo sees this account as a "local folder" be
relevant here?  And just to be sure... Mozilla mail works fine in this
regard, so it's not the server.  (Evo is a better, nicer-looking email
client, supports gpg/pgp, and doesn't die when my browser crashes, which
is why I'm using it...)

Any help here would be appreciated!

                       Ian Forde, RHCE, SCSA, SCNA, SCDME, CCSA
                       CYTBeN, Inc.
                       ian jeigh com

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