Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 830320
Evolution silently fails to send email through Exchange
Last modified: 2012-06-12 16:50:39 EDT
Description of problem:
Evolution silently fails to send email through an Exchange server. By all
appearances it sends, but no recipient receives an email.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | grep evolution
MS Exchange 2003
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure Evolution to an Exchange 2003 server
2. Compose email
3. Click send
Email appears sent successfully (email composition window closes, mail appears
in Sent Items folder).
If Evolution is started thusly:
$ E2K_DEBUG=5 evolution
The following messages appear when the email is sent:
(evolution:26229): camel-exchange-provider-CRITICAL **: camel_exchange_utils_send_message: assertion `ed != NULL' failed
(evolution:26229): camel-WARNING **: CamelExchangeTransport::send_to_sync() reported failure without setting its GError
The email actually gets sent.
Given the silent nature of the failure, I recommend it get considered for
higher severity. Took me a week before I discovered that *none* of the emails
that I sent actually were delivered. Receiving emails works fine.
Confirmed there is no problem sending email from this account using a real
No problems with this with the version of Evolution that came with F14.
Another instance seen here:
Thanks for a bug report. I moved this upstream as . Please see  for any further updates. If possible, please CC yourself there, in case upstream developers will have additional questions.
I built package with the upstream patch for you at:
Feel free to install the package, untill 3.4.3 of evolution-exchange is out (planned for June 18th).
(In reply to comment #2)
> I built package with the upstream patch for you at:
Upstream patch fixed this nicely. Thanks!