Evolution and maildir mailboxes

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Nov 29 03:49:09 UTC 2006

Hullo Lorenzo.

On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 22:30 -0500, Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
> Hi.  I am new to the list but can't read the Code of Conduct because the
> URL given in my welcome message times out, so I hope I'm not doing
> anything wrong in this post.
> I am trying to setup Evolution in Ubuntu Edgy and have a maildir mailbox
> in $HOME/Maildir.  However I can select maildir mailbox in the setup
> assistant, but I can't select just the directory because the window that
> pops up when I click the path button will only select files.  Is there a
> special way I need to setup Evolution to handle a maildir mailbox?

I'm using a local maildir directory with no problems.

In the browse dialogue, just press "Open" when the maildir directory you
want is highlighted. I know you instinctively want to double click it,
but that will take you down into the directory. Resist the urge :-)

Alternatively, just type in the right path and click OK, bypassing the
browse facility altogether.

If that doesn't work, get back to us...

> Do I have to convert my local mailbox in order to use Evolution

Not unless the mailer you used to create the maildir was doing something
very strange.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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