Bug 163985 - mail-notification conflicts with evolution
Summary: mail-notification conflicts with evolution
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mail-notification
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thorsten Leemhuis
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-22 16:44 UTC by Walter J. Mazurowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-09-27 15:58:16 UTC

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Description Walter J. Mazurowski 2005-07-22 16:44:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
mail-notification and Adelphia's PowerLink conflict. It appears mail-notification will not release the pop3 connection to Powerlink. I have had evolution installed and working for months (FC3 & FC4). I found out about mail-notification and added it to replace the missing "Inbox Monitor" from FC3. mail-notification installed and set-up fine. I wanted to use it to monitor my adelphia and msn accounts. I set-up both with the same information I used for evolution. The msn account works fine. (It uses HotWayd to access msn via port 110 of the local web browser.) The adelphia account has never worked. It uses a real pop3 server (mail.adelphia.net) on port 110. mail-notification continuously blinks. Whenever I start evolution and it goes to check for e-mail I get the password prompt. This repeats about 8 times then I get a "Error Fetching EMail". While mail-notification is running (have waited for about 2 hours) no e-mail gets received. Stopping mail-notification and the next evolution check will downloaded the e-mail that has arrived in the interim.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mail-notification
2. Run evoultion Send/Receive

Actual Results:  Severl password prompts and then finally a "Error Fetching EMail" message.

Expected Results:  Fetch any e-mail if available. Note that if you leave mail-notification running the password/failure messages continue. As soon as you stop mail-notification the next Send/Receive works fine.

Additional info:

I have tried running mail-notification from the command line with the -enable-info switch but this provide no additional data on the problem. I suspected the "autodetect" and tried every Authentication Mechanism. Nothing worked any better than "autodetect". At this point mail-notification is useless, since I run evolution and have it set-up to download e-mails periodically. I thought mail-notification was an "Inbox Monitor" replacement which would catch my attention for newly arrived e-mail.

Comment 1 Thorsten Leemhuis 2005-07-23 16:11:04 UTC
Sound a bit strange. I (and it seems several other people, too) use
mail-notification in parallel with evolution (I use it with imap, you use pop3
-- maybe that's part of the problem).

Anyway, as a fedora-extras-packager I'm not the correct person to fix this. You
should complain to the developers of mail-notification:


But mail-notification itself uses gmime to access pop3 and other protocols iirc.
It is found at 


The version in fedora-extras it not 100% up2date. Try to update to the latest by


If that helps I'll update the version in extras. Otherwise you should complain
to upstream developers.

Comment 2 Thorsten Leemhuis 2005-09-27 15:58:16 UTC
Closing. If this is still a issue with latest gmime and mail-notification please
reopen (or better: report upstream)

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