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Wednesday August 28, 2002
10:44 PM

Evolution Weirdness

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All day long I kept thinking, "This can't be right ... I haven't seen one thing land in my Inbox all day, and I haven't received one SPAM at all." I even sent 2 test email to my home addy to test it, and they never appeared, and they never bounced.

So, I get home from work, and some friends arrive for dinner. A case of beer (give or take a 6) and they leave. I turn on the monitor, and a ps -ax | grep evol reveals that Evolution is still running even though I x'd out of it last night (as I do every night). There were so many processes, it was faster for me to log out of X and log back in than it was to attempt to kill -9 everthing.

Upon re-login, all of my missing email was there. Apparently x'ing out of Evolution isn't a guarantee. It may still be be running in the background, siliently collecting your email ....

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  • I've been running Evolution as my primary mailer since May or June. (Mac died in April and I literally didn't respond to email for two months.) I've seen a lot of things, and many times I find I have to shut it down and restart to get mail. Fortunately I'm on one high traffic mailing list, so I can check that folder and know I need to restart if I haven't received anything in about four hours.

    I'd say Evolution is not quite ready for primetime, yet, though I have high hopes it will be improving. They d

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Ditto on the new window thing. Often I'll click on Reply or New Mail, and it takes just long enough that I start to think that maybe I didn't click it. So, I click it again, the first one pops up, and as I'm typing the email, the second one appears.

      They have really made some great strides, though. I can remember trying it way back when it was first released, and it (predictably) sucked. I'm more of a mutt user, but Evolution has made a believer out of me.

      The only good thing (IMNSHO) about my departm


      If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.

      • I haven't heard of anyone experiencing your issue of having to restart to get mail.

        That's after keeping it up for days.

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers