Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243748
Cannot specify/select mail file for Local Delivery settings
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
This is after a clean install of F7, though /home was preserved.
When attempting to modify some settings in my e-mail account, I suddenly started
getting errors from the application indicating that '/var/spool/mail' is a folder.
I use fetchmail/postfix/amavis to retrieve e-mail from several accounts into a
local e-mail spool file and filter spam, etc.
In going back into the settings, I noted that when selecting any of the options,
where one would select a mail file (ie. /var/spool/mail/marcs) using Local
Delivery, one can only select folders, not files. Thus, Evo is trying to
retrieve mail from a folder, rather than the spool file.
I ended up going into GConf to manually modify the folder setting and can now
access my e-mail spool file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go into Evo and either setup or modify an existing e-mail account that uses
2. Try to select the user account spool file.
3. You can only select '/var/spool/mail'
Should be able to define specific user spool file.
Work around is to use GConf or go into the XML file directly and modify the
setting for the spool file for the account (~/.gconf/apps/evolution/mail/%gconf.xml)
Thanks for the bug report. This is a known problem and the upstream developers
are working to fix it. I'm going to close this bug and refer you to the
upstream bug already in progress. Please refer to  for further updates.
*** Bug 250739 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***