Evolution's crazy habit with moving an e-mail to a folder !?

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Sun Mar 16 23:42:13 UTC 2008


On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 07:30:46 +0800
SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux <i-ubux at synass.net> wrote:

> 
> On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 15:48 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 21:35 +0800, SYNass IT Ubuntu / Linux wrote:
> > > I maintain about 15 mail accts and about the same amount of
> > > aliases or forwarders !
> > > Some are private and some are hobby or IT related !!
> > > 
> > > My table looks like the following sample:
> > > 
> > > c-Alberto
> > > c-Bianca
> > > c-Carlo
> > > i-ubux
> > > p-news
> > > c-Mario
> > 
> > I see. I don't have such a setup, so I can't compare. But even so,
> > I do note that this is not your only sorting issue -- you also have
> > a sorting problem in the menus, as I recall.
> 
> Hi Mario, be careful and don't mismatch:
> This is application / Evolution specific !
> 
> 
> > Maybe, just maybe, there is a problem with your locale settings that
> > affects both issues. Did you see sorting issues anywhere else? And
> > what is the output if you enter "locale" on the command line?
> 
> SYN at WS222:~$ locale
> LANG=en_SG.UTF-8
> LC_CTYPE="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_NUMERIC="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_TIME="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_COLLATE="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_MONETARY="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_MESSAGES="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_PAPER="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_NAME="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_ADDRESS="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_TELEPHONE="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_MEASUREMENT="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_SG.UTF-8"
> LC_ALL=
> SYN at WS222:~$ 
> 
> 
> > > Not only:
> > > Getting new mails ...
> > > ... it starts with c-Mario and fetches the messages table
> > > backwards ;-((
> > 
> > I don't know about this, either. Maybe it's as designed, maybe not.
> 
> Human reading normally is from top to bottom !? ;-)
> 
> 
> > > OOPpss ...
> > > ... you call these Top/Up/Down Botom a sorting ??? ;-((
> > > Thats very poor !!! ;-|
> > > I do really not know how many filters, NOW we come to filter &
> > > rules, I have set !? ;-|
> > > There are quite a few and I am sure there are some doublets !! ;-)
> > > 
> > > I would expect a sort of all filter entries either increasing or
> > > decreasing alphabetically !!! ;-D
> > > Only a proper sort of all these entries helps to check and
> > > maintain them reasonably.
> > 
> > No, it is not possible to have them sorted alphabetically. As I
> > have tried to explain in another subthread of the same thread, THE
> > FILTER ORDER MATTERS, because the filters are applied in sequence.
> > A filter named "ubuntu" may have to be applied _before a filter
> > named "mario", depending on what it actually filters on, and the
> > actual filter setup.
> > 
> > For your convenience I will copy again, to the bottom of this email,
> > what I wrote in the other. And below that you will find a quote from
> > Evolution's Help menu that also explains the same thing. It would be
> > nice if this time you actually read and tried to understand it,
> > instead of thinking you know it all and dismissing it out of hand.
> > Because you clearly don't. Mario
> 
> OOPpss, Mario !
> Your 2 last sentences are quite disappointing !
> It has absolutely nothing to do with "knowing all" !!
> And of course I do understand how these filters are working !!!
> 
> But: Working and maintenance are two different things !!
> How does one check and maintain Evolution's filter list with more than
> only a handfull of entries ?
> 
> Well, we better stop here. I wait for Lotus Notes for Ubuntu to come
> and 
> in the meantime I may play with Evolution and Thunderbird. ;-))
> 
> Cheers, svobi
> 

Svobi - 

If you are ging to try Thunderbird, have a look at Claws-Mail.

I think you justmay like it.


-- 
Best regards,
Chris

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