Re: [Evolution] imap error message is annoying

all of these issues have already been resolved in CVS if you use the
experimental IMAP4rev1 plugin rather than the IMAP plugin.


On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 14:23 -0700, Craig White wrote:
On Thu, 2005-01-06 at 14:13 -0700, John Schmidt wrote:
Jay Kreps wrote:

Right, but put yourself in the position of the user.  One email client
produces irritating and useless error messages at regular intervals,
whereas all others work fine.  I doubt any reasonable person would
conclude that it was the server that was broken; they would probably
just use a different email client.  

I am trying not to be a helpless user here, <....snip>

Related to the recent threads regarding Evolution and IMAP issues, my 
situation was similar to Jay's.

I've recently had to switch from POP3 to IMAP (a Notes IMAP server) and 
Evolution (v2.0.1) just isn't playing well with it.  Thunderbird and 
Mozilla seem to have no problems with it but Evo acts as if it's 
constantly losing it's connection to the IMAP server.  It sits there 
pinging it, or scanning the folders forever, etc... very slow to 
respond.  Changing folders is enough to send it into a lost state.   I 
had to do things like hit Send/Receive in order to re-establish 
connections or worst case kill Evo and restart several times a day.  
Filters also were not working properly on the IMAP side but I'm not sure 
it was or wasn't related to server connection problems. 

It could very well be a broken Notes server, but the other mail tools 
aren't affected, or at least they deal with it somehow.  There are many 
things about Evo that I prefer, but in the end it wasn't usable if it 
couldn't talk to the server so I had to switch to another mail tool 
I think there is some issues with Evolution up to 2.02 with IMAP as it
is not only slow but seems to really hammer the IMAP server pretty hard
too. At least, that's what I've been experiencing but it appears that
they are doing a lot of changes to evolution.


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Jeffrey Stedfast
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