Originally Posted by comprookie2000
Going to need more info;
Is system mail going to root@localhost?
What have you tried?
Stuff like that
The distro is Ubuntu 8.10, and mail will go to user@localhost. So far, I have tried every configuration option under the "Receiving Email" tab of the Account Editor. The server type is set to POP, the server address is set to 127.0.0.1, the username is set to user@localhost, with no encryption or authentication. Also, I tried all of the other available choices in the "Server Type" drop-down box, and got the same result each time: error while fetching mail.
Now, there is one thing related to server type that I don't understand, and so could be the issue. If I select Local Delivery, Standard UNIX mbox, or maildir, it asks for a configuration path instead of a server and username. I tried setting the path to the /Home/mail/default directory, then re-open Evolution, and it just says there is no mail.
I think I have Logcheck (and also RK Hunter and OSSEC HIDS 2.0) configured correctly to use the local mail server, so that's why I have assumed the error to be a configuration issue in Evolution.
I did try Google, but only found tips involving Hotmail, Gmail, SquirrelMail, DICE, etc, but nothing about using the local mail server.