We see this occasionally --- message-of-death we call it locally. Almost always the m-o-d is spam in a Chinese character set. The easiest way to deal with a m-o-d is to delete it using some other software. Some people prefer to fire up pine or ucbmail; I tend to use Emacs myself. We generally advise that spam is delivered to a folder which has the preview pane inactive. Very rarely is it necessary to see the contents of a mail to determine its spamicity. In particular, if the subject isn't in a Roman alphabet the message is flushed instantly. I recognize that this heuristic isn't appropriate for everyone everywhere. Paul On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 17:55 -0400, evolution-list-request gnome org wrote:
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 20:22:08 +0100 From: "Peter Barnes" <scribus operamail com> Subject: [Evolution] Evolution not working - can't find a solution! To: evolution-list gnome org Message-ID: <20060531192208 EB364244F6 ws5-3 us4 outblaze com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-15" I'm using Evolution 2.4.1 on Ubuntu 5.10 and Gnome 1.12.1. My problem began yesterday when I clicked on a new mail message just arrived in Evolution. What I got was a warning: "The application "Evolution" has quit unexpectedly" and the options of "Restart Application", "Close", or "Inform Developers". Restart simply closed Evolution. When I opened Evolution again I got the same warning - and the same result on clicking either Restart or Close. Restarting the PC makes no difference. If I click outside the warning box it freezes the PC. At present I have no access to my mail. If I start Evolution in the terminal I get the same result and in terminal it shows: adding hook target 'source' (evolution:7993): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_foreground: assertion `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed (evolution:7993): GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: gnome_canvas_request_redraw: assertion `GNOME_IS_CANVAS (canvas)' failed evolution: tif_jpeg.c:1505: JPEGCleanup: Assertion `sp != 0' failed. To make sure I kept my mail, I backed up .evolution and .gconf/apps/evolution. Then I did a reinstall of Evolution...but still had the problem. So then I did a complete removal followed by installation of Evolution...but still got the warning message. Next I deleted the .evolution and .gconf/apps/evolution folders. When I next opened Evolution there was no warning message and it would work but I had no mail and no custom folders. If I add back only the original .gconf/apps/evolution folder the result is the same - no warning message but no mail and no custom folders. If I add back only the original .evolution folder I get my mail and custom folders but also the warning message and the problem again. I don't understand enough about Linux to know what to do next - I'd be grateful if someone could please help me get my Evolution back in working order. Thanks!
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