[Evolution] Evolution cannot remember the password [Was: Evolution is dying]

On Thu, 2014-05-29 at 07:02 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
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.

If you are failing to authenticate in the first place - resulting in an
endless sequence of password prompts I would first suspect the account
is configured wrong.  The server/port is correct but the security and
authentication values are incorrect.

In preferences -> account editor -> recieving email if you click the
"Check for supported types" under authentication ... does that

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

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