Re: [Evolution] Hidden emails when searching in the whole account


I finally got things working with the following:

I create a second account for the same inbox and, this time, with the
default settings. It turned out that it worked then. It was strange
though that my first account was not visible in the left pane now. So I
deleted that second account. After a restart, my old account was visible
again. And it works for this as well now. I also observed that there
were only 3 emails for the search term I used previously in my mailbox,
not 11 as reported by Evolution before. All three emails are visible

From this, I draw the conclusion that Evolution must have an index,
which was inconsistent with the email data. So, Evolution knew of 11
(probably already removed) emails and those were not there any more. The
creation of the new account seems to have reorganised this index, so it
is working good now.

Does someone know a better method to recreate the local index?

Thanks Patrick and Thomas for your help. Best regards,


Am Samstag, den 17.07.2010, 10:54 -0600 schrieb Simon Siemens:

I use Evolution for my IMAP account. The inbox there contains several
folders. The inbox almost no email. All are in those folders. 

When I search with the search bar in the whole account, then only a
subset of the hits are shown. In a specific example, only one email is
shown in the results list, whereas the application title say "Konto
durchsuchen (11 insgesamt) - Evolution" (in English, it is something
like "Account search (11 in total) - Evolution"). I did not count the
real number of emails that match the search, but 11 sounds quite
reasonable. The one it shows, is the only match, which is in the inbox.

So, how can I make Evolution show me all eleven hits?

If I go into a folder and search only in it, all emails are shown.

I played a bit with the view menu, with no success though. Hide deleted
messages is marked, but has no effect if I unset it. Actually, the
emails I am looking for, are not deleted. The other options (hide chosen
and read message, show hidden messages) are not marked.

Can you help me how to do searching right in Evolution?

Thanks much and best regards,


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