Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123385
Excessive number of autogenerated signatures
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
Description of problem:
Evolution seems to enjoy creating excessive autogenerated email
signatures. I currently have 5 genuine signatures and another 30 odd
autogenerated ones. They seem to increase as well
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new account
2. Create a new signature
There are loads of autogenerated signatures
There should only be one autogenerated signature per account
Looks like it might be this upstream bug:
(every time you edit an account you get another 'autogenerated' signature)
The upstream bug should be fixed in evo 1.5.8 (and possibly 1.5.7),
but the signatures that were created will still exist. They're stored
in GConf in the key /apps/evolution/mail/signatures. You should be
able to use gconf-editor to browse to that key and edit it; this will
let you selectively delete the various signatures. Alternatively you
can use "unset key" to get rid of all of them.
Works for me. Does it work for you?
Nope. Can't find the key at all under /apps/evolution/mail/signatures
- the signatures bit doesn't exist!
The key is named signatures, the path the key is stored at is
All I've got there is
Composer, Display, Filters, Format, Junk, Message-window, Notify,
Prompts, Subscribe-window and trash.
Nothing on signatures.
Those are sub paths: select /apps/evolution/mailn in the left-hand window.
The right-hand window should then show accounts, default_account,
labesl, licenses, save_dir and signatures (at least mine did). Then
right click on the signatures key.
That's got it - thanks :-)