Re: [Evolution] Moving from evolution to evolution

On Sun, 2012-07-01 at 09:57 -0700, tim wescottdesign com wrote:
On 2012-07-01 07:54, MR ZenWiz wrote:
I  did File->Import and selected my old Inbox to import.  As I said,
it imported fine, but everything was marked unread and there were
almost twice as many messages as I remembered being in my inbox - 
3000.  (I know, too many, but still only 1899 should have been
I suppose that part may be unavoidable....
Evolution doesn't actually delete messages until you do some special 
action (I can't remember what it is -- look through the menus and it'll 
be obvious).  When you "delete" a message in a folder it just gets 
marked as deleted and not shown.

This isn't really Evolution specific; almost all mail clients [and mail
storage] works this way.  It make for more efficient I/O and avoids the
need for a silly Trash folder [where a delete is actually a Move, and
can't be reversed since you don't know where the message came from]/

Go to "message" and hit the "view deleted messages" button to see what 
I mean.
So if you lost your "I've read this" marks, you probably lost the "I 
deleted this" marks, too.

If you create an MBOX type account and point it at you old message
folder you should have seen / deleted flags intact [I *believe*] as
these are typically stored as status flags in the MBOX message.

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