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    Can't reset evolution

    Hi all

    I've been able to save my mails in many mbox files, if evolution won't work I'll use firebird but I don't like this solution.

    As I had a couple of google calendars not working and two existing google mail account that, without any reason (I tried gnome3, but INMHO it doesn't matter), become type imapx, I decided to start evolution from scratch.

    I did a lot of google search and I end up with the commands

    Code:
    gconftool-2 --shutdown
    rm -rf ~/.local/share/evolution
    rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/evolution
    rm -rf ~/.cache/evolution
    dconf reset -f /org/gnome/evolution/
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/evolution
    and to check with
    Code:
    dconf reset -f /org/gnome/evolution/
    The output should be null instead I get a long XML.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

    Obviously when I launch evolution again I found that something is still there (those accounts of type imapx).

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    Re: Can't reset evolution

    It looks like these commands worked for someone else who used a fairly recent version of Evolution. Hopefully your experience will be the same.

    Code:
    $ rm -rf ~/.local/share/evolution
    $ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/evolution
    $ rm -rf ~/.cache/evolution 
    $ evolution --force-shutdown
    Find the process id for ‘gconfd’ and kill it
    Code:
    $ ps -ef|grep gconfd
    yourusername 12345 1 0 13:24 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/gconfd-2
    
    $ kill 12345
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/evolution
    Hope that helps!
    ~Caboose
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    Re: Can't reset evolution

    @ Caboose
    Thank for your help: I tried the way you suggested but the result was like this morning, last night, yesterday afternoon and yesterday morning.

    As I already pulled the mbox files out of the evolution maildir files I give up and I'm going to use Firebird.

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    Re: Can't reset evolution

    I'm back.

    I don't like thunderbird: I want back my evolution.

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    Re: Can't reset evolution

    So if you go Under Evolution Preferences it won't let you delete the accounts that are there manually? (Edit -->Preferences-->Mail Accounts)
    UA Team Member
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    Re: Can't reset evolution

    I confirm I couldn't undelete the two remainig accounts.

    I tried to "apt-get purge evolution" and later "apt-get install evolution": but nothing.

    Finally I take the moment to move to 13.10 (with gnome3). It looks as I changed for a different PC

    Thanks for the help

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