Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63099
evolution does not configure or get mail with wu imap
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
I try running evolution. It pops up a dialog box that says
"Could not get inbox for new mail store:
You didn't enter a password.
No shortcut will be created.
No amount of cajoling will cause it to get mail, though I can view
the "subscribed" folders list and see that Inbox is a subscribed folder, as are
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
imap server (on a separate RedHat 7.2 machine) imap-2000c-15
Inbox is /var/spool/mail/klotz. Mail folders are in ~/Mail/
First time, every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf ~/evolution; evolution; fill out wizard as below:
2. server-type imap;
3. host othermachine; check for supported types; remember password; authtype
password; (doesn't ask for password);
4. check for new messages in all folders; show only subscribed folders.
5. server type smtp; host: otherhost
6. make this my default account
7. america/los angeles
8. "Please wait...Scanning for existing setups". Click "Finish"
9. Get dialog
"Could not get inbox for new mail store; You didn't enter a password. No
shortcut will be created."
10. Click OK.
Does not get mail. Pops up funny dialog box. Sometimes it crashes; sometimes
it goes on but doesn't ever get mail.
Gets mail. Does not pop up funny dialog box.
OK, so I read http://www.fastmail.fm/docs/imap/imap-evolutionlinux.html
and it says to ignore the problems, restart evolution, type Control G, look for
your imap host there, and then select Inbox. That works. But I still get the
dreadful startup behavior dialog box the first time.
This is already reported upstream, just don't remember the Ximian bug id off the
top of my head
This is better in 1.2.x currently in rawhide