Re: [Evolution] Evolution is dying

On Thu, 2014-05-29 at 03:21 -0500, Jimmy Montague wrote:
Certain I was now chopping tall cotton, I booted Evolution and set up an 
email account. That's when I found out that the problem was worse than 
before. Evolution can lose passwords faster than I can type them in.

The only way we can help with that is if you engage in some actual
debugging - which is a *very* different practice than trial-and-error.

Trial-and-error is a *bad* way to solve problems.  Slow down and gather

You also have yet to say the version of Evolution (see Help->About) [do
*NOT* *NOT* *NOT* say the version of your *distribution*, that is *not*
an answer to the question], what type of mail account, or using what

If the problem is this persistent it should be rather obvious what the
problem is.   I just don't see this password-fail issue, so I can't
offer any specific up-front suggestions.

Have I maybe got a virus of some kind on my home network?

No.  Viruses that actually do anything like this exist only in people's
imagination; stop thinking a-virus-did-it.  It is far far far more
likely that your install is broken in some way, the network is just
broken in some way, or your ISP is broken, or the mail server you are
using is broken.  There are many ways for any of these things to be
broken and exhibit aberrant behavior [and possibly they only *test* them
when a web browser and outlook, and then call it a day -> building any
aberrations inherent in those application into the network, then by
their definition every else is "broken".]

Has anybody ever seen a mess like this in the history of the world? If 
you have, please let me know. FWIW, I'm typing this message now on my 
Gateway/Ubuntu/Thunderbird machine after I recreated the account that it 
lost during my 8-hour absence from the keyboard.
Thanks for any advice, observations, etc. I've never had anything like 
this happen to me before

I've never had this happen to me in 20+ years of using LINUX as my
primary platform [although, to be fair neither Evolution or Thunderbird
existed then].  I cannot even recall ever loosing data due to
Evolution... and that is since the 1.4.x days.

Now maybe some are going to think or say that I'm full of POOPOO and 
these things aren't really happening. I'm only here because I'm a 
Windoze troll raising hell with the Linux people. But it ain't so. I'm 
here because I'm REALLY STUMPED.

I have very little experience with Thunderbird - but I'd consider a
disappearing account to be a major issue.  Maybe it never got saved in
the first place.

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

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