Bug 243748 - Cannot specify/select mail file for Local Delivery settings
Summary: Cannot specify/select mail file for Local Delivery settings
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
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: 250739 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-06-11 17:58 UTC by Marc Schwartz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-11 22:27:35 UTC
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Description Marc Schwartz 2007-06-11 17:58:03 UTC
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):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Go into Evo and either setup or modify an existing e-mail account that uses
   Local Delivery.

2. Try to select the user account spool file.

3. You can only select '/var/spool/mail'

Actual results:

As Above.

Expected results:

Should be able to define specific user spool file.

Additional info:

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)

Comment 1 Matthew Barnes 2007-06-11 22:27:35 UTC
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 [1] for further updates.

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=352346

Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2007-08-03 12:28:11 UTC
*** Bug 250739 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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