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Bug 245145 - Cannot read local mail spool
Cannot read local mail spool
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-21 08:10 EDT by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2018-04-11 02:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-27 00:20:16 EDT
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GNOME Bugzilla 352346 None None None Never

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Description Matěj Cepl 2007-06-21 08:10:21 EDT
Description of problem:
In gconf setting /apps/evolution/mail/accounts for the account reading from the
local /var/mail/<logname> only the name of the directory could be set. Of
course, that makes evolution unhappy because /var/mail is not a mbox. When
fixing this value with gconf-editor evolution works again correctly.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.just upgrade to FC7
Actual results:
evolution cannot read from /var/mail/<logname> and it is not possible to fix the
setting through GUI.

Expected results:
Actually, it seems to me silly, that the folder is settable at all --
/var/mail/logname should be automatic, even more when there is a special type of
account for reading from the local spool. For anybody who is so weird, that it
doesn't have local mailspool there, it is so weird, that symlink should be
enough IMHO.
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2007-06-21 18:47:05 EDT
perhaps related to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=352346 ?
Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2007-06-27 00:20:16 EDT
Correct.  Moving this upstream to the bug Andre pointed out.

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