Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218196
Evolution mail client can no longer see folders outside of "INBOX/" imap namespace
Last modified: 2018-04-11 08:04:58 EDT
Description of problem: Evolution mail client can no longer access folders
outside of the "INBOX/" imap namespace on our Cyrus IMAP server. It worked in
all releases up to and including FC4 release but broke in FC5 and is still
broken in FC6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Presently running FC6 with evolution components:
How reproducible: Configure Evolution Account using IMAP server type
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure Evolution Account using IMAP server type and on "Receiving Options"
tab, check the "Override server-supplied folder namespace.
2. Log into new server account to view mail
3. Only INBOX and subfolders of INBOX appear. Folders under "" and "user/" are
Only INBOX and "INBOX/" are shown in the interface
There should be folders in INBOX/*, user/* and MySharedFolders/* shown in the
Evolution has the server defined as IMAP and have tried with "Override
server-supplied folder namespace" checked (how it used to work) and unchecked.
When the cyrus imap server is queried from a telnet session, it is properly
supplying the namespaces
Connected to ****.****.** (***.***.***.***).
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK somehost.somedomain.com Cyrus IMAP4 2.2.12-6.fc4 server ready
. LOGIN ****** *****
. OK User logged in
* NAMESPACE (("INBOX/" "/")) (("user/" "/")) (("" "/"))
. OK Completed
* BYE LOGOUT received
. OK Completed
Connection closed by foreign host.
Encountered the same problem, but only if account was created with FC6's
evolution. Folders outside of INBOX are shown by FC6's evolution if the account
was created with FC4's evolution. Comparing both entries in
~/.gconf/apps/evolution/mail/%gconf.xml showed that the working entry has
"override_namespace;namespace" in '<url>...</url>' while the newly created
account only has "override_namespace". Adding ";namespace" with the gconf-editor
fixed the problem with the new account.
I seem to recall this being fixed awhile back. Can you please check whether
this is fixed in Fedora 7 or later?
Fedora Core 6 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora 7, 8, or
Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know
in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we
will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
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Created a clean account and tried this with Fedora 8. The problem remains in
this version of the distro as well.
Moving this upstream. Please see  for further updates.