Re: [Evolution] Evolution's mega bandwidth hogging

On Mon, 2011-01-10 at 11:35 +0200, Jeremy Nell wrote:
The last few days have been frustrating for me.  I'm a newbie to
Ubuntu (of about two weeks).  On Windows, I used Gmail via the
browser.  After installing Ubuntu, I decided to give Evolution a shot
and like it a lot (since it's neatly integrated).

However, my bandwidth usage shot up to between one and two gigs per
day, and I had no idea what was causing it.

Today, around 16 gigs later (after 10 days), it seems that Evolution
is the cause.  I've done everything possible to find what's causing my
traffic spike, and everything points to Evo.

My question is: how do you optimise Evo to use bandwidth efficiently?

Currently, it's connected to Gmail via IMAP+.  I only have Evo
checking for new messages in subscribed folders (which is a handful).
It checks for new mail every minute (like it did in Outlook).

Advice / thoughts...

Sorry I'm reposting, I somehow posted this as a reply to an entirely
different message (twice, even).

I am almost 100% certain that you have set up your GMail account to
synchronize mail locally. This is never a good idea with GMail since
each message is duplicated in multiple folders.

Go to your account preferences for GMail, select "Receiving Options" and
turn off the checkbox that says "Automatically synchronize remote mail


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