Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 603170
evolution lost in-progress email: does not save draft on exit
Last modified: 2010-06-15 03:27:08 EDT
Description of problem:
if I am composing an email and I quit evolution while the compose window is open, the in-progress email is not saved to drafts and is lost permanently.
another scenario for losing an in-progress email is:
- start composing a new email
- close the "main" evolution window
- close the compose window
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start composing
2. in main evolution window file->quit
3. restart evolution and look at empty drafts folder
no messages in drafts
in progress emails saved to draft folder
i'm almost positive that this is a new "feature" ;-)
Thanks for a bug report. Are you asked for saving changes when you are closing the composer window? Based on bug #590373 there was no such question, which led to a message lost, but after patch from the upstream bug from there it should ask you for a close confirmation if you did any change in the message itself. It's confusing that you are using the evolution version where this change is supposed to be included, based on that downstream bug report.
in response to your question: no, I am not asked to save my changes, see below:
1) as per bug#590373,comment#5, that version does not fix the bug as reported, despite that the bug is marked CLOSED/ERRATA ???
2) this bug is ALMOST a duplicate of bug#590373, except that the scope is expanded as follows:
bug#590373 shows what happens if the main window is closed before the composer window
this bug also covers what happens if you do file->quit from the main menu with a composer open
otherwise, this is a duplicate of that bug.
(In reply to comment #2)
> bug#590373 shows what happens if the main window is closed before the composer
> this bug also covers what happens if you do file->quit from the main menu with
> a composer open
Aha, I would suppose it being the same thing, but after testing I see that using File->Quit and the "x" to close the main application window in Evolution is a very different thing. Thanks for the clarification.
I'm marking this as a duplicate of the older bug and I'm reopening the upstream bug mentioned there with your use case.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590373 ***