Re: [Evolution] home mail howto?

you're right about the clashes, and I definitely DON'T want that.

Conceptually i was struggling with the imap server not sharing the
folders.  It was, but because the default evolution behavior us to only
show subscribed folders, I didn't realize that.  After futzing with the
Mac client, I realized that subscriptions would be the way to go, and
now I know how to set it up properly.

Next I'm going to try to tackle adding procmail and spamassassin to the
mix.  If I get this all tuned, I'll write a howto so that others don't
waste time on this list and others trying to figure out something

Thanks for the help!


On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 08:21, Not Zed wrote:
As i said earlier, just copy the files across to that directory
structure - you don't want to access the stuff directly in
~/evolution, one its fugly, and two, you'll end up with clashes.

After you've copied/moved them, then go to folder subscriptions and
subscribe to them.  thats whats implictly happening when you create
the folder anway.

On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 08:23 -0400, Tom Cooper wrote: 
I'm very close to what I want, but it seems like I've needed to jump
through some hoops to make it work.  I'm hoping that someone can offer
some evolution assistance...

Using uw-imap I've noticed that Evolution sees /var/spool/$USER as
INBOX, and that it is possible for Evolution to see mbox files in
$HOMEDIR, but it seems harder than it might need to be.

I have been using Evolution to retrieve my POP mail, so all of my old
mail is organized on the local filesystem in the 'Evolution' way.  I
want to be able to see $HOMEDIR/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox, Sent/mbox,
and Drafts/mbox using imap.

The technique that I've used to be able to do that is to use Evolution
to create a new folder called $HOMEDIR/Mail, then go to $HOMEDIR from
the shell, delete the newly created Mail file, copy
$HOMEDIR/evolution/local/Inbox/mbox to $HOMEDIR/Mail.

Once I do that, I can read the files from my old Inbox.  I repeat the
process for Drafts and Sent.  This works, but it seems like more work
than it ought to be.

Is there a simpler way to accomplish this? I'd like to have those mbox
files in a subdir under $HOMEDIR, but again, I need to create a folder,
delete the file, create a directory of the folder name, then create
folders in that folder, delete those files, and copy the mbox files.

Am I working too hard?


Tom Cooper

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 18:50, Not Zed wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 20:04 -0400, Tom Cooper wrote: 
OK.  I think I get how to configure evolution to write sent mail to the
'sent' folder on the imap server, but I'm unclear how to set up the imap
server to:
a) allow writes, and 
Well presumably it should already?  Unless its been specifically
configured not to. 
b) read the data that is currently in the ~username/evolution/INBOX/mbox
file (and other mbox files as well)
Depends a bit on the server.  For uw-imapd, you can just copy the mbox
files to named files in ~/mail, and/or then you subscribe to the
folders using your client.  If the server uses maildir you may need to
do something different (i.e. convert the mailboxes).

With uw-imapd folders can either only have messages or only have other
folders, since they're mbox files with directory separators.

Michael Zucchi
<notzed ximian com>

Ximian Evolution and
Free Software Developer

Novell, Inc.

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Michael Zucchi
<notzed ximian com>

Ximian Evolution and
Free Software Developer

Novell, Inc.

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