Re: [Evolution] Local vrs. Spool...

Evolution 1.4.5 (at least) has descriptions of these options in the
Evolution Account Editor under the Receiving Mail tab.  They are:

Local Delivery: For retrieving (moving) local mail from standard mbox
formatted spools into folders managed by Evolution [i.e., under

Standard Unix mbox spool or directory: For reading and storing local
mail in external standard mbox spool files.  May also be used to read a
tree of Elm, Pine, or Mutt style folders.

The first option "empties out" your /var/spool/mail/<user> file
periodically, copying those messages to an mbox file under
~/evolution/local.  The second option reads and updates
/var/spool/mail/<user> directly.

There may be other, less subtle, differences between the two as well
which I may not be aware of.  I've had the experience in the past using
the "mbox spool" option where I always had to click on "Send/Receive" to
check for new mail, as I could never get Evolution to do it for me under
that option.  That behavior may have changed by now, but I've long since
switched to using the "local delivery" option.


On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 14:59, Sean M. Alderman wrote:
With the exception of the function of the send/receive action, what's
the difference between the local delivery and spool file option for
receiving mail?

There help docs don't seem to cover these options.
Sean M. Alderman
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PACE/NCI - NASA Glenn Research Center
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