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Evolution and the zombie horde of undead messages

Postby Rojj » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:17 pm

Hi all,
I currently have 2,700 deleted messages in my wastebasket, and they will not go away. I have highlighted all of them, right-clicked on the folder and the system says they are being expunged, but they come right back again!
I would be grateful for any advice on this.
It may be related that Evolution disconnects and reconnects automatically whenever a message is sent (Yellow panel at top of screen)
Evolution was completely OK with my last long-term distro (Lucid)
Regards,
Roger.

(Debian 7 running on a HP P4 with 2.5G. of RAM)
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Postby Dutch_Master » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:17 pm

Try the following:
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rm -R ~/.Trash/

If it fails, try it as root:
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rm -R /home/<user>/.Trash

Become your regular user again if you used root (type: exit then enter), then:
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mkdir ~/.Trash/
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Postby nelz » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:25 pm

Are you using IMAP or POP3?
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Evolution and the zombie horde of undead messages

Postby Rojj » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:09 am

Hi Nelz,
I am using IMAP, but some of them have come from a POP3 btopenworld account which was previously linked to my IMAP Gmail account.
I have removed the BT email address from my Google profile, but cannot access the BT one - it is suspended. (Last email sent was from a dial-up connection).
Should I think about installing Thunderbird instead?
Looking forward to your reply,
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Postby nelz » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:43 pm

Is it a GMail account? Can you delete the mails using the web interface?
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Evolution and the zombie horde of undead messages

Postby Rojj » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:19 pm

Hi Nelz,
Yes, it is a Gmail account, and I have regularly got rid of the unwanted messages. As of yesterday, there were only 700 messages visible on the webmail interface. All Trash messages had been removed.
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(Solved) Evolution and the zombie horde of undead messages

Postby Rojj » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:46 am

Good Morning All,
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
I'm not sure what I did, but it must have been the right thing!
All of the unwanted messages have now vanished.
Now to update the back-up file to stop them coming back again...
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