Re: [Evolution] Summary and folder mismatch after trying the usual fixes

On Sun, 2010-08-22 at 13:10 -0400, Zak Wilson wrote:
I have 35,000 email messages stored here, and I'd like to keep them in
Evolution where I can sort them, search them and arrange things with
folders. I'd be happy to delete a couple corrupted messages if that's
issue. The difficulty is finding them. If there's something specific
to look
for, I can write a script to search the inbox for corrupted messages.
there are other solutions or workarounds, I'd really like to hear

If Milan's suggestion (see separate answer) doesn't work out, you can
use formail (part of the procmail package) to rewrite the entire mbox
file in canonical form. This is usually enough to catch any borked
messages (you may find that two consecutive messages have been joined
together). Make sure Evo is completely stopped before doing this).

I would also suggest splitting your Inbox into several folders, e.g. by
date or by topic. Very large mbox files are always inefficient and of
course any inconsistency in them can potentially affect the whole
folder. Note that you can still do global searches by selecting "Local
Account" in the drop-down menu to the right of the search bar.


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