Re: [Evolution] Using an IMAP Outbox

Patrick Ohly wrote:
On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 08:50 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 14:31 +0200, Patrick Ohly wrote:
On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 16:16 +0200, Sven Eppler wrote:
i'm using evolution in a highschool network wich prevents me from
sending mail over SMTP (port 25) with my mailserver or with their own
local mailserver. So i configured my IMAP-Server to accept outgoing
mails in an Outbox-IMAP-Folder which then will be send by my SMTP-Server
to the desired recipcient. This works perfectly.

The bad thing ist now, when i write a mail in evolution it will be
placed in the local outbox with an info that there was an error "broken
pipe". This simply happens because i must choose a way how to send mails
when creating an account, so i used sendmail. Therefore the broken pipe.
And afterwards i always have to move the mail manualy to the desired
You could tell Evolution to put sent emails into that special folder,
there's a setting for it in the preferences. Put a dummy "sendmail"
script in your PATH. Let it do nothing except "cat >/dev/null", then
Evolution should think that it was able to send the outgoing email and
move it into the desired folder.
But then what happens if you *also* want a real Sent Mail folder?
Presumably the server will delete messages from the special folder after
dealing with them.

Then the "sent folder" preferences could be left unchanged and a
outgoing filter "match all" and "copy to folder" could be used. The key
trick still is to make Evolution believe that sending was successful.

The other main goal of using an "Outbox" folder is to avoid sending your e-mail twice through the link (one using SMTP, and the second one using IMAP to store it in the "Sent" folder). This solution does not.

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