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Old 07-25-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
Spyder~1
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Unhappy Evolutions E-mail problems, not saving my settings


I am using Red Hat 8.0 and Ximian evolution 1.0.8, I am having a really strange problem. Every time I start my e-mail program it prompts me to enter my account details, pop server, smtp server and so on. Once I have done that it will send a recive messages and show me the messages I have picked up from previous sessions. How do I tell Evolution to save my settings, this is driving me nuts.
Thanks
David
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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well off-hand I'd say check the permissions in your .evolution directory in your home directory. It could be a permissions problem on the settings file or something.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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Ok, I look in my home dir and I don't see an evolution folder in fact I don't see any files or directories in my /home/david folder. I am a bit of a linux newbie could it be because I log on as root and then from a Shell use the su to switch to my user account "David"
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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ok...

try:

ls -al | grep evolution

and see what that gives you.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:48 PM   #5
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Solution found

Thanks for the tips, because I kept logging on to my machine as root (yes I know that's not a good idea) when I opened evolution it wouldn't save the settings. As soon as I logged into my machine as David and opened my e-mail I saw that an evolution folder was created under the home directory.
Thanks goes to tcaptain
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:55 PM   #6
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Just a sidebar, Evolution is up to 1.4 now ... you might look into upgrading.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:57 PM   #7
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glad I could help
 
  


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