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Old 04-09-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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How to download INBOX in Evolution?


I switched from using a webmail interface to using Evolution over IMAP. I wanted to do this so I could have all my mail stored local and be able to search and work offline if need be. I'm now logged in via Evolution and can read my mail. I have the INBOX folder configured with "Copy folder content locally for offline operation" checked. But it's only storing each of the messages I actually read. I have over 9000 messages in this and other folders, so clicking on each of those is not practical. How can I trigger a "download everything in this folder" operation? I don't see anything obvious in the menus. I tried some things mentioned in the FAQ that might have implied this, such as double clicking the folder. But nothing is pulling down all the mail into local, besides doing it one by one for each message I manually read.
 
Old 04-09-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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I've actually had issues with evolution's offline mail support in the past... It's a bit convoluted and there are 2-3 options that do EXACTLY the same thing or imply they do. This page covers getting it to work and what methods work which way better than I can do in a short post without plagiarizing this post wildly, so I'll just give you the link to it: http://www.murrayc.com/blog/permalin...tion-and-imap/ it's old but a lot of it still applies.

I will mention that since new thunderbird came out I changed to it... it's offline imap is flawless and simple.
 
Old 04-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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I've actually had issues with evolution's offline mail support in the past... It's a bit convoluted and there are 2-3 options that do EXACTLY the same thing or imply they do. This page covers getting it to work and what methods work which way better than I can do in a short post without plagiarizing this post wildly, so I'll just give you the link to it: http://www.murrayc.com/blog/permalin...tion-and-imap/ it's old but a lot of it still applies.
Work Offine shades out the Send/Receive button. And I can only see what I have downloaded already. But it doesn't cause all the rest to be downloaded.

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I will mention that since new thunderbird came out I changed to it... it's offline imap is flawless and simple.
Maybe I'll have to switch to Thunderbird and try it out.
 
  


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