maildirs, dovecot, mail client help

Johann Spies johann.spies at
Thu Nov 2 18:43:11 UTC 2006

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 07:15:50AM -0700, wade at wrote:
> 11022006 0809 GMT-6
> Im in a massive crunch here.
> I have changed all my existing email from mbox to maildirs. I have
> installed fetchmail, postfix, dovecot on my system. I finally got
> dovecot to see the right folder where my mail is stored, which is in
> /home/wadesmart/Maildir. I am downloading email from gmail and my
> hosted email accts. I have only played with my gmail as there is little
> there to download so its good for testing. When I start evolution it
> sees those 9 gmails I have but, it doesnt see any of the converted
> emails.

I have done a similar thing a few months ago and had endless problems
using evolution in this setup. For my own mail I use mutt, but my wife
uses a GUI-mta.  In the end I have tried evolution, sylpheed and
Thunderbird and decide to use Thunderbird.  Evolution would just hang
after connection to the Imap-server without any error message or
usability. Sylpheed-Claws was too complicated to use.  It seems that
Thunderbird is easy enough and we had no problems with the

After trying out Evolution a few times I have decided that it is for
me not usable at all and I would prefer a Desktop without it.

J.H. Spies - Tel. 021-982 2694 / 082 782 0336 / 021-808 4036(w)  
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      behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, 
      that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation 
      ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give
      thee a crown of life."           Revelation 2:10 

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