Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429298
Asking for global address list server password when global catalogue server is not set
Last modified: 2008-03-11 23:15:09 EDT
Description of problem:
I have an email account set up using the exchange connector, but I don't have
anything entered into the global catalogue server name box, since the GAL server
isn't accessible from off-site (although the OWA server is). Nonetheless, when
composing a message, it asks for a global address list password, which is pointless.
Also, I have another account set up to access an imap server. When I compose a
message using that account, it still asks for a global address list password,
which is even more bizarre.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up two accounts in evolution - one to access an imap account, the other to
access a MS outlook web access account but with nothing set for the global
2.Compose a message using either identity
As above - asks for a global address list passwd.
Should not be trying to access a global address list if global catalogue server
is not set.
Should not be trying to access a global addres list when using an imap account
Um, ok, perhaps this is not so much of a bug but rather a badly designed feature
of the gui - of course the problem goes away completely if I unselect the GAL in
the "Autocompletion" tab of the Preferences dialogue. Having that enable itself
by default even when no GAL server is specified is... dumb.
In any case, it should be a per account option, not a global option - i.e. there
should be an autocomplete tab for each account. If I did have a GAL server set
for the exchange account, I would want it to query there when using the exchange
account but not when using the other IMAP account.
Moving this upstream. Please see  for further updates.