Re: [Evolution] Evolution fails to see some messages in Inbox

On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 12:37 -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 14:43 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 14:35 -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 11:31 -0700, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
I see no messages displayed in Inbox earlier than Sept 11, 2007,
though I know there are earlier ones.  If I search Inbox for a message
that I know is there, received in 2005, it's not found.  But if I
search the *Account*, rather than Inbox, for the same message it is

Can anyone explain this?

Sounds like this bug:

Feel free to add yourself there, but the bug has not received much love
from the Evo developers.

There's a workaround there to get you your emails back, but they'll
eventually disappear again (at least, mine do).

Paul, the OP sent the identical message to the Fedora list yesterday,
and in answer to a question from me said that the Inbox is local. I
suggested he remove his cache files but he never replied to say whether
that worked or not.

I seem to be confused, or at least causing some confusion:

You wrote:
        You don't say whether the Inbox in question is local or remote.
        If it's remote, you may have a cache problem. To fix...
I replied:
        The mailbox is local.  Is there a similar plan for local
So far, I don't have a reply to this.

I definitely sent a reply yesterday. I'll check to see if there was some
problem with it. What you need to do is:

1) Stop Evo completely ("evolution --force-shutdown")
2) rm -f ~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.ev-summary
3) Restart Evo

According to, the .ev-summary
file indexes all the messages in the folder. If that doesn't work, try
removing ~/.evolution/mail/local/Inbox.ibex.* as well (which index the
contents of messages).

        Therefor I did not remove any cache files.
I also took a look at bug 478151 that you referred to.

That wasn't me but someone else.

It seems to be
about problems with evolution communicating with a server of some kind,
and to have advice about removing a folder called
My machine has no evolution server, and no such folder.  So it seemed
useful to put the email into the bug comments.

That's because the bug is related to Exchange servers, which isn't your

I see a note of reproach (?) if your comments.

That's because you repeated the exact same message as on the Fedora
list, again without specifying important information about your problem,
i.e. that it occurs on a local mailbox. There's no way for the readers
of this list to know that unless they also happen to be on the Fedora
list, and a great many of them won't be (see below).

 Fedora looks like a list
to which users should go with problems or comments about any component
of Fedora.  The Evolution list and others like it are for people who
have problems that can't be solved in the general Fedora list.  Is this

The Fedora and Evolution lists are orthogonal. Plenty of people use
Fedora without using Evo, and plenty of people use Evo on systems other
than Fedora.


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