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    Recent problem with Evolution

    Hi.

    I use Evolution to read my email because I don't like Thunderbird and well, like a week ago (perhaps after an update from Ubuntu) it started going wrong. The message previews and sometimes the messages themselves freeze and I'm unable to do anything. I must close and restart and hope it doesn't happen again. As of now it seems to be doing it randomly, since sometimes it works correctly and sometimes it doesn't (but mostly it doesn't).

    The emails are downloading correctly, it's just that I'm unable to read them at times. I'm sending a screenshot so I make myself a bit more clear.

    If anyone has a solution for this or has the same problem, tell me!

    Edit: oops, forgot the attachment.
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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    I've also had an issue with Evolution freezing. I use Precise Pangolin and have used Evolution for a few months now because there were unresolvable problems with TBird. Anyway since the upgrade this freeze is the only real remaining problem Pangolin as far as I am concerned.

    The freeze happens every time I insert or edit an inserted embedded image or even a smiley in an HTML email. The specific email freezes, and the only way I can proceed is to save the email as a draft, then close the email and exit Evolution.

    After firing up Evolution subsequently and re-loading the (draft) email I was working on, I can then finish the email (as long as there are no more embedded images to edit, or more images to embed) and send it successfully.

    Suggestions anyone? I thought I saw somewhere when I looked into this hassle a few weeks back, that someone had reported this as a bug, but I cannot find that report now alas.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    Mine too but with me the whole program freezes.

    Only way can start it is offline, lots of good that does.

    My problem started with 11.12 and carried on into 12.04.

    Having researched it for months now and can not find a real solution.

    Some suggestion were turn off plugins, other was deactivate email addresses.

    Did both starts up fine, again pretty useless.

    As soon as I activate any email instant freeze.

    Haven't even got to plugins yet.

    Tried deleting Evolution and reinstalling, and problem remained.

    Strange thing is it works fine on my laptop so far.

    Thinking might copy my .evolution folder from laptop to desktop and give that a whirl. Yup tommorrow will report back with findings.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    Restoring from my working laptop did nothing to remedy the problem.
    Still freezes as soonas I launch the program.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    Ok once again uninstalled evolution, this time expunged evolution and everything related to it.
    shutdown system and restarted, then reloaded repos, reinstalled everything and now evolution is working fine !!!!!! Whew.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    I have an update. I just discovered that when Evolution malfunctions, all the files I download cannot be opened. So I'm forced to access my email from the internet.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    Don't know which system update did it, but my Evolution is now working fine.

    Harfin

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    My Evolution is working alright now with my Hotmail account. The gmail one has the same issues though.

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    Re: Recent problem with Evolution

    I have started using evolution for both mail and calendars under ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
    It works fine after start + first login.

    If I relog after sleep, in most cases evolution freezes (in most cases the calendar freezes). I can not quit or navigate the calendars. I need to kill the process.
    If I then try to launch evolution from the dash it fails to start properly
    (the icon hoppers around in the launcher and disappear after a few seconds).
    If I restart and launch evolution, it works again.

    Any advise on how to solve this issue?

    What kind of trace would you need?

    thanks.

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