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Old 11-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Evolution not sending or receiving mail


I've recently had my broadband connection down, and after the service was restored I found that I could no longer use Evolution. The send/receive button is greyed-out as unusable.

My connection is fine: I can access the internet. I've tried pinging my ISP's mail servers and they respond. So what's happened to Evolution?
 
Old 11-16-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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It's probably in offline mode. Look in the lower left corner, there is a little button with a "plug" on it. Click it to go online again.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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So it is!

I presume it took itself off-line when it couldn't find a server: very clever, but I wish it had told me.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #4
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I presume it took itself off-line when it couldn't find a server
It depends on network-manager. Whenever network-manager does not see a network connection, evolution will start in offline mode. This is (unfortunately) also true if you have working, but manually configured connection, that is not managed by network-manager. Evolution will then always start offline, even if you disable the option in gconf. You then have to uninstall network-manager or let it manage your connection.
Very annoying thing ...
 
  


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