Re: [Evolution] Re: Re: New evolution user questions

On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 18:33 +0100, Michael Graham wrote:
On Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:04:25 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
What is the purpose of the "On This Computer" mailbox? I assumed that it
would look at /var/mail but it doesn't (or does it and I'm just being
rubbish?) and if doesn't can I get rid of it?

It is evolution's local store.  It is the default location for pop and
locally delivered email.  It cannot be removed.

The default location? Whenever I add any account the default has always
been the e-mail address. But I've managed to get it to read my local mail
to there by changing the default location -- My e-mail address -- to the
"default" location -- "On This Computer". But it was in no way clear that
I would be able to do that.


IMAP accounts will place a toplevel tree node in the folder-tree under
which the folders will appear. The name is whatever you gave the account
(by default it uses the email address)

what do you mean you changed the default location?

I mean that when Not Zed said that the default location for pop and local
accounts was "On This Computer" it wasn't the the default for me,

uhhh.... for pop3 and "Local Delivery", this is where all mail gets
delivered by default (unless you setup filters to move it elsewhere)

IMAP and "Standard Unix mbox spools" will create a new toplevel tree
(defaulting to email address) for which the mail folders will reside
since this mail does not get "downloaded" but rather stays where evo
found it.

default I got was the e-mail address of the account.

then you aren't using pop3 or "Local Delivery" now, are you? :)

 And that I could
change this location to "On This Computer" if I wanted, but I didn't know
that you could and it's not obvious that you can have 2 accounts with the
same name.

It is a bug if 2 accounts have the same name, you should not do this.

I've noticed that evolution creates a "Junk" (virtual?) folder but I
haven't asked evolution not to check for spam so why does it create
that folder? Again can I get rid of it?

It cannot be removed.

That is... disappointing.

it doesn't create the folder, it's a virtual folder that doesn't
actually exist on the server.

Indeed that's why I said "(virtual?) folder". But, because the folder is
virtual it seems to me to be wasteful of evolution to create this folder
when I have told it not to check for spam. Moreover if I actually have a
real Junk folder it is hidden by evolutions virtual folder.

wasteful how? if you don't open it, there's no added processing.


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