[Evolution] Corrupt mail folders -- follow up report

Listers:  Short summary follows.
To answer POC: receiving via POP server, sending via SMTP. 
At first I tried moving only the folder.db file (in /home/alex/.evolution/mail/local/) onto the desktop, and tried to send/receive.  This didn't solve the problem: Evolution wants to fetch everything on the server, not just new messages. 
So I moved folder.db and the four inbox files (Inbox, Inbox.cmeta, Inbox.ibex.index, Inbox.ibex.index.data) to the desktop and let Evolution fetch all the messages on the server.  Had I let Evolution fetch everything on the server, with only the folder.db file removed to the desktop, I would see double of every message. 
On my 450 kiB/s wireless connection, the download would hang when it came to certain a big messages.  I tried to find a faster connection at a friend's house, and found that the *wired* connection was slower, and yet didn't hang.  
All messages appear unread now. 
Could I have done this in a more expedient way?  Can I do something to prevent this issue in the future?  Do the Backup and Restore functions have any role to play in any of this maintenance or prevention?

Message: 3
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 19:04:19 -0430
From: Patrick O'Callaghan <poc usb ve>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] Corrupt mail folders
Message-ID: <1336520059 1000 20 camel bree homelinux com>
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On Tue, 2012-05-08 at 17:40 -0500, Alex DePillis wrote:
> Hi list-ers,
> Evolution 2.28.3 on Ubuntu 10.04 (moving to 12.04 in less than a month).
> Below is FYI mostly...
> Problem:  When I send/receive, Evolution wants to fetch every e-mail on
> the server (10,000+).

What kind of server? POP? IMAP? Exchange? Groupwise?

> Solution:  Once again (yes this happened before) I will have to delete
> the database file and rebuild it, losing read/unread status, and
> fetching every single message anew.  Arghhh.  Issue is discussed and the
> "fix" explained here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1085838 and especially here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11657473 
> Until I can solve this (tomorrow?), please post to one of those threads
> above, as I will not receiving e-mail until it's resolved.

Not being a Ubuntu user, I won't be doing that.


Alex D
Madison, Wisconsin

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