Re: [Evolution] Evolution is dying

Von: "Adam Tauno Williams" <awilliam whitemice org>
An: evolution-list gnome org
Betreff: Re: [Evolution] Evolution is dying

On Wed, 2014-05-28 at 03:21 +0100, refdoc gmx net wrote:
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
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

Evidence? I've been on this list for a decade.  The issues with Ubuntu
for the last couple of years are pretty clear.  What is technically
broken there?  How should I know?!  I don't use it.  I use openSUSE all
day every day - I do not see these issues.

Then the appropriate response is either to say nothing or ask for the things you do known, which are distro 

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.

Which seems entirely reasonable - if the server said the password is

Yes, it is reasonable from Evo, but once you do know that it is not reasonable in this particular situation - 
flaky, stupid mail server - then a different solution needs to be found. It woudl be unreasonable to expect 
Evo to "fix" this. situation
I'm curious if this is for IMAP/IMAPX/POP3?  Does it matter if you
change the check-for-new mail interval?  Perhaps there is actually a
rate-limit issue.

 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,

Of course, offlineimap has no means of prompting you for a password;
this is apples & oranges.

Exactly. They do not ask, they record an error if you log them and the next time the sever has unflaked 
itself they will work just fine again. Which is what you want, if you know you have not changed your 
password. Now, I do not expect that Evolution solves this particular problem. 

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