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Thread: Problem with Evolution in 12.1

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    Default Problem with Evolution in 12.1

    I just upgraded to 12.1 from 11.3. I'm running KDE, but I use evolution
    as a mailer.

    I note that my /home area is small but that I have a big disk available.
    In 11.3, I put a soft link in so that

    ~/.evolution --> /mybigdisk/.evolution

    This made all the emails end up on my big disk and it worked fine

    However, when I upgraded to 12.1 (and Evolution 3.2.3), I found that
    evolution didn't find any of my mailboxes or contacts. Apparently,
    the newer version of evolution doesn't use the .evolution directory
    anymore so it just ignored my existing soft link.

    I did try importing a mailbox from one of my old mailboxes into the new
    evolution. That worked, but I see that the new evolution is putting
    the mail _somewhere_ on /home and I don't have room to import
    all my mail into the new version.

    I found a directory ~/.config/evolution which appears to be for the
    new version, but all the files in there are small and are not the
    _actual_ mail files. But where _are_ the actual mail files? If I
    can find them, I can do the same trick with a soft link to my
    big disk.

    Larry1019

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    Default Re: Problem with Evolution in 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry1019 View Post
    I found a directory ~/.config/evolution which appears to be for the
    new version, but all the files in there are small and are not the
    _actual_ mail files.
    In addition to this directory, Evolution 3 uses

    Code:
    ~/.local/share/evolution/
    ~/.camel_certs/

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    Default Re: Problem with Evolution in 12.1

    Thanks very much. I'll try the soft link game on those directories. The
    local/share/evolution one is clearly the actual mail files.

    Larry1019

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