Re: [Evolution] Problem with modified date of spool file

That doesn't sound right - if the OS was somehow doing something strange
with the mtime/atime then none of the e-mail clients I have used in the
past would have worked properly ... pine, balsa and mutt.

I prefer not to use local delivery because then everything gets sucked
out of my spool file into the Evolution inbox. Not sure, but I think
that will cause problems of the same nature anyway.


On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 06:17, Not Zed wrote:

Its upto the os to manage mtime/atime, etc.  We do nothing with it.

You should probably use 'local delivery' option instead anyway.

On Tue, 2002-08-06 at 08:54, Owen Berry wrote:
Hi there,

I am having a problem with Evolution and my spool file. I have set it up
to access my mail spool file with a type of "Standard Unix mbox spools"
and have no problems with reading and deleting (the standard stuff) from

The problem is that Evolution seems to be updating the modified date of
my spool file whenever it updates/checks the file, but does not update
the accessed date. As a result, my system continuously thinks I have new

Please can someone assist me with this.

BTW, I am running Mandrake Linux 8.2 with Evolution package
evolution-1.0.8-1.ximian.1 from Ximian.

Otherwise, thanks for a great piece of software.

Owen Berry 
Linux Registered User #243606 (

evolution maillist  -  evolution ximian com

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