Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469479
Evolution does not want to open existing inbox file
Last modified: 2008-11-03 07:16:20 EST
Created attachment 322168 [details]
No inbox on the folders list
Description of problem:
Just woke up, open my laptop, started evolution - can see that evolution is downloading some emails, but there is no inbox.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[marek@d620 Desktop]$ rpm -q evolution
Have never had a problem with evolution, since morning - have tried to restart application, restart computer - still cannot get inbox working.
my inbox file has 2.0 GiB
2.0 GiB means you've hit the maximum file size limit.
See  for more details. Evolution _can_ support files larger than 2.0 GiB, but unfortunately there's no migration path in place yet.
The workaround is to reduce the size of your Inbox, either through another mailer or by manually breaking the Inbox file apart.
if Evolution _can_ support files larger than 2.0 GiB why it failed to load my 2.0 GiB file? :)
if my file was in old format, why there was no warning message “you are about to reach 2.0 GiB file size limit - please archive some emails”? :)
thanks for a tip - will try it today!