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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    mune: I suggest you try the following:

    1) Close Evolution (very important!)
    2) Open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-t), then paste in the following code and hit enter.
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    mv ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/folders.db ~/.local/share/evolution/mail/local/folders.db_old
    3) Restart Evolution
    4) Wait a short while for Evolution to reindex files.
    5) Try to Expunge the Trash

    What this exercise does is to rename the Evolution data file "folders.db" to "folders.db_old". As Evolution will not find this file when it starts up, it will automatically generate a new "folders.db" file. If the original "folders.db" was corrupted then this should create a "clean" file.

    If there are any problems with this then you can always go back to the original configuration, with the original "folders.db" file, simply by reversing the code in point 2) above.

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    I Did it.

    as evolution opens, it regenerates the index, when disk stopped doing some activities I tryed to expunge the trash but there was any result: all the deleted mails remained in their place.

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    mune: The method I described should work if you use POP3 mail. If you use IMAP, rather than POP3, then you may need a different solution.

    AIUI, IMAP mail is held on the server, rather than your email client (Evolution). This means that unwanted mail must be deleted from the server.

    Unfortunately, I only use POP3 email here and so have no experience of IMAP. Hopefully, someone more knowledgeable will be able to advise further.

    All I can suggest now is that you clarify if you are using POP3 or IMAP.

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    All my email accounts use POP3.

    I had a local mail account in /var/spool/mail/mune" but I haven't it now.

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    Incredible!

    I was used to do manually file->empty_trash, and just I have tryed to check in the preferences "expunge on exit"; it worked!

    Thanks

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    Quote Originally Posted by mune View Post
    Incredible!

    I was used to do manually file->empty_trash, and just I have tryed to check in the preferences "expunge on exit"; it worked!

    Thanks
    Great news.

    Glad you got it working.

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    Quote Originally Posted by mune View Post
    Incredible!

    I was used to do manually file->empty_trash, and just I have tryed to check in the preferences "expunge on exit"; it worked!

    Thanks

    ummm....


    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    There is a check box in the Evolution prefernces on the "general" tab that you can select to tell it to empty the trash every time you close Evolution, or once a week, once a month etc. Select that and see if that solves your issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by mune View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    I will use it but now I want to get rid of the two thousands mails that are in trashcan.
    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    I reckon that if you set a tick on the box there, if the mails are all in the Evolution trash rather than the system trash, the should be removed next time you shut down, or at whatever point in time it is set to empty.
    Michael

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    Re: evolution trash doesn't empty

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick
    ummm....


    Incredible because it worked.

    Just luck

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