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Re: Evolution throwing away emails for one of my accounts ?



On Fri, 2009-03-13 at 13:14 +0000, Bill Crawford wrote:
> On Friday 13 March 2009 04:07:27 Craig White wrote:
> 
> > I have to say that I am confused because I remember you saying that the
> > problem was with a gmail account which should have been imap and in the
> > imap subdirectory and not the local subdirectory.
> 
> I remember when gmail didn't support IMAP ... it really wasn't *that* long ago. 
> I still have a machine at home with a load of mail that was collected via POP3 
> from gmail. Still, I have it in Maildir format on the local disk ...

I remember when gmail didn't support POP3 !  When it first came out, it
was just an online email system.  It couldn't serve anything.  Now I
don't know how I would live without it.

> > As indicated above, you have an INBOX like a cesspool and you don't
> > break it down into subdirectories which is really what you need to do
> > and not allow your INBOX or any subdirectory to get that big.

If we want to get serious about this problem, it wouldn't be hard for
Evolution to see that the file size is approaching the size limit for
the OS and split a "folder" into 2 files.   The problem with manually
splitting folders is that I don't think there is an <easy> way to search
both of them simultaneously.  Although I have to admit I haven't tried
to do that yet, nor have I played much with vfolders... 

> It's a bit rude to throw around words like "cesspool" when you actually 
> mean "tower of cards" ;o)

You guys underestimate the system I have running here.  Evolution
ROCKS !



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