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adriaanbw 01-08-2005 10:58 PM

Evolution - where does it store the mail?
Does anyone know where Evolution stores the mailboxes? I would like to be able to point a mail notification program to a localdir where the mail is.

The default for this notification program is /var/spool/mail/root, but neither that nor /var/spool/mail/<my-user> seem to work? Their last modified dates also dont correspond when I last got email.

Any suggestions appreciated, or even ideas for which mail notification programs to use and work for you with evolution would be good. GUI programs only though.

thanks everyone

henryg 01-09-2005 12:20 AM

look for .evolution
or .mail
something like that
if on KDE choose to see hidden files
email is stored on MBOX or INBOX

adriaanbw 01-09-2005 02:40 AM

Thanks that helped. The mail is under .evolution/, now i just hope the program can work with that.

henryg 01-09-2005 02:08 PM

the bad news is that mail notification programs rarrely work with POP/ SMTP :(

still u can have a go ..

adriaanbw 01-09-2005 05:09 PM

Well the good news is that I got the GKrellM builtin mail notifier working after i pointed it to

and now it will show an animation as long as i have unread messages in the inbox. the animation stops after the messages are read and it does its next check. That is, it will keep animating for 10 mins if that is the time between checks.

As for POP3 checkers: they will work, but I think a lot of people keep messages on the server for some length of time before removing them (if at all). So, POP checkers will tell you that you have 100+ messages (or whatever is left on the server), as they work under the presumtion that your mail program will always clear out the server.

IMAP checkers work OK, and say you have "1 new message" as opposed to several hundred but if you are running say evolution or thunderbird and have it autochecking, the next time the IMAP notification checker take a look, thunderbird/evolution will mark the message as read and thus the notifier will think the message is read and no longer think there is new mail. In short, the IMAP checker will say you have new mail for the time between checks, after that it will return to a "No new mail" state.

Check out GKrellM though. Good little program and the mail checker works!

henryg 01-09-2005 08:04 PM

learn something new everyday
thanks for the advice

i wrongly assumed (after breaking my head with mail notifiers)
that they don't work properly or at all with POP/SMTP accounts.

my dream is still to get a console based email reader/writer
pine, mutt, elm are extremely hard to configure and run
(at least at the time not sure if i am better prepared now)

frankjohn82 06-13-2014 02:38 AM

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