Re: [Evolution] downgrade, fetch mail, upgrade --> mail gets deleted

@Adam: I think you misread what I wrote. I said that I had made a backup
of my mail. I was only concerned about other users who might be less
careful than me.

Thanks to Thomas, I was able to figure out that I was wrong and
evolution has moved my mail from ~/.evolution/mail/local to
~/.local/evolution/mail/local. Case closed.

Btw, the reason why I downgraded Evolution was that my Debian Testing
installation was a bit broken because I had been doing some strange
things like installing vmware and fglrx and removing them incompletely
(I knew what I was doing and I'm blaming nobody), so I had decided to
reinstall it from scratch which brought Debian Stable (including
Evolution 2) on my harddisk. Then, I upgraded back to Debian Testing.
The only thing that didn't work fine during this process was the part
with evolution.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With kind regards

ChO₂                          Email: chemistrydioxide AT lodaya DOT im

-----Original Message-----
From: ChO₂ <chemistrydioxide lodaya im>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: downgrade, fetch mail, upgrade --> mail gets deleted
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 05:57:20 +0200
Mailer: Evolution 3.4.4-2 

Hello everybody,

I just ran into the following issue:

I downgraded from evolution 3.4.4-2 to 2.30.3-5. As a result, all of my
mails, my filter rules and the content of my signatures were gone.

I wasn't worried at this point because I was sure that moving back to
3.4.4-2 would bring my mail back. Before I did that, I went to fetching
new mail and reading it.

When I finally upgraded to v3, my old mail actually reappeared - but now
the mail that I had fetched using v2 was gone. And this time, "gone"
means deleted, not invisible.

Fortunately, I had somehow sensed that something like this might happen
so I had made a backup to restore and import the lost messages from.

For me, everything went well, but WHY does evolution delete my messages?

You can't expect the user to foresee that this is going to happen; Most
users don't have the divine gift of prophecy and those who do don't use
Evolution because they think it doesn't work.

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