Re: [Evolution] Evolution is dying

These kind of response is pretty crap.

Q. I use program A on distro B and have problem X.
A. Throw your setup into the bin, everyone knows that distro B is useless.

The answer is not only unhelpful as it does not suggest any alternatives nor gives actual reason or evidence to support such drastic action, but it is also manifestly wrong in this particular situation.

OP, I have a problem like yours dt a very flaky mail server (Microsoft provided) which occasionally and without good reason locks me out with an erroneous message that my password is wrong. Evo will then start asking for passwords. I found the solution to be to cut Evo out of the mail collecting business. I use getmail and offlineimap instead for the mail collection and use Evo simply as a GUI for mail writing, reading and administering. Both mentioned programme will simply error out when the remote mail server flakes, but not go into a tail spin re wrong passwords like Evo.

To check if your problem is similar to mine you would indeed need some log reading.or you could simply try it out. Less disruptive than changing a distro for spurious reasons


----- Reply message -----
From: "Adam Tauno Williams" <awilliam whitemice org>
To: <evolution-list gnome org>
Subject: [Evolution] Evolution is dying
Date: Tue, May 27, 2014 21:06

On Tue, 2014-05-27 at 14:47 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
> Hi all. Maybe I'm in the wrong place because my machine runs Ubuntu.
> But I did install evolution as my default mailer, and I gotta say I fell
> in love with it right away.
> Now, a week later, I booted evolution this morning and found that it
> doesn't remember any of my email passwords. I remembered them fine just
> yesterday but not this morning. I had to enter a dozen passwords into
> evolution one at a time, as it demanded them from me. I didn't mind that
> so much but, when it checked my mail again, an hour later, it wanted all
> the passwords AGAIN.
> I can't live like that. What can I do to fix it?

Short answer or long?

Short answer: Use a stable distribution.  GNOME is broken on Ubuntu,
they perform no QC and change things willy-nilly.

Long answer:  you are probably having under-the-covers NetworkManager
and GNOME key-ring issues.  See the short answer.  But check your
diagnostic longs and see if there are any related errors.  It might be
that will tell you something useful.

I use Evolution 7 days a week all day - I do not see these kinds of

Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam whitemice org> GPG D95ED383
Systems Administrator, Python Developer, LPI / NCLA

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