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Old 06-04-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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.evolution folder moved, corrected but wanting emails back


I apologize if something like this is answered in another thread, but im so new im not even quite sure what to look for in the form of an answer.

Background on the problem is I am teaching myself how to correct problems users might cause. In this case moving their .evolution folder. The end result is I want to get emails, contacts, and signatures back. Ive got the contacts and sigs back but email still eludes me.

How can I get old emails back in the evolution inbox?

Thanks in advance

on a side note
This forum has already answered so many of questions for me. Thanks for that as well.
 
Old 06-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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In this case moving their .evolution folder.
If you moved the folder, just put it back, and make sure the permissions are correct.
Or am I missing something here?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:02 PM   #3
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See that's what I did and I got the address book and sig back, but for some reason the emails that were in the inbox didn't return. That's why i'm kinda at a loss. I used a sudo mv though, so does that change the permissions? If so is there something I can add into the sudo mv command to keep current permissions on the item being moved?
 
Old 06-07-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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You can chown the directory

Code:
chown -R user .evolution
or use cp with the --preserve option,
see
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man cp

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:50 AM   #5
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Thank you for the pointers
 
Old 01-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #6
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need to move inbox

Could someone tell me how to safely move the inbox to another partition? at the moment i get error messages storing the mail.
When the inbox is full (or at least i guess it is) evolution shows the number of msg but not titles etc.
 
  


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