Re: [Evolution] Getting Evo to work with Maildir/ format

you probably named your Maildir account something invalid.

give me your maildir account info, including the name of your account

or better yet, delete it and then create a new Maildir account using
Tools->Settings->Mail Accounts->Add

I don't know what you did but you messed something up.


On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 16:41, Robert Krueger wrote:
On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 15:55, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:


then you haven't created a Maildir account!

   I certainly did, many moons ago.  I have two accounts created, one
POP3 account that I use until this problem is resolved, and a Procmail
account, which has all the correct maildir/ format settings applied.
  When I select the procmail account, my Local Folders list changes a
This may be important to you...  Below "Trash", I have two question
marks like so...

- ?

This may be where you are expecting to see ~Maildir/, but it is not
there.  Evolution put a ? there instead.


 > > On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 11:43, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
did you hit send&receive?

  Several times, many times, a hundred times...

 which folder are you checking for the new

Local Folders


<maildir account>

I just got through detaing this information for you below. 
Unless I misunderstand your question, I'll repeat myself:

-This is the folder I am checking for the new mail -
- It is where Procmail is delivering the mail -


Let me try again...  The way I understand Evo works when I select
Maildir/ format is it (Evo) creates the three neccesary directories
(cur,new,tmp) under $HOME/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox/.  And it did do

First attempt:

   When I redirect Postfix and Procmail to deliver to
$HOME/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox/ in maildir/ format, I get all my
messages in Evo in Inbox.  The only thing that -does not work- with this
setup is the filters.  I do not know why.
Second attempt:

When I direct Postfix and Procmail to deliver to $HOME/Maildir/, and
redirect Evo to pick up mail in $HOME/Maildir/, Evo does not pick up any
mail at all.  It appears Evo doesn't like retrieving mail from anywhere
but $HOME/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox/.   But that's just my opinion..


On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 11:30, Robert Krueger wrote:
On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 22:38, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
no no no. that is all wrong. Don't point an evo account at an internal
evo folder. this is likely your problem.

have your procmail deliver mail to ~/Maildir/ and point evo at that.


Well, evo doesn't work since I made your suggested changes back to
~Maildir/.     I don't even get mail in my Inbox anymore.
  Let me go over the current status of settings, we must have missed 

Postfix and procmail:
    Now deliver once again to /home/robert/Maildir/.
    As evidence to this fact, KMail received my last email, evo would
not see it.  I did try evo first before KMail.

        Under Tools/Settings/Mail Accounts/Edit/Receiving mail/

        Server type:  Maildir-format mail directories
        Path:  /home/robert/Maildir/

        Local Folders - Inbox / Properties:
                Set to maildir ( Maildir-format mail directories)

That's the best I can offer for now.  I even checked permissions on all
pertinent directories from ~Maildir/ to ~evolution/local/Inbox/ and they
are all the same. (700)


On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 19:45, Robert Krueger wrote:
On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 18:47, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Sat, 2004-01-31 at 18:42, Robert Krueger wrote:
I wasn't sure if I should repost this question as part of the
original, but it's the same subject. (sort of)
I changed over Postfix and Procmail to evolutions maildir/ format
directory, and it brought in the messages. ( Very good thing!! )
Only it didn't filter a single on even though I selected "Apply
filters to Inbox".
How come?


no idea, you haven't given me enough info. where exactly is the mail

  To /home/robert/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox/

 what type of account did you setup in evo? 


where does it
point to? 


what are your filters doing?

 Nothing.   Everything ends up in the Inbox.  I haven't changed the
filters at all.  They have been working fine.  It's just since going to
the maildir/ format that the filters stopped working.  I even went
through and made sure all the folders I have created ( Procmail users,
Postfix Users, Evolution, etc ) were all in maildir/ format by
right-clicking on the folder.
   Maybe a link has been broken and I need to delete and reenter a new
filter since changing over to the new style.  I'm not sure, but I'll
wait for your advice.  That's about as much info as I have, Jeff.


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