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    Evolution and SqLite and FireFox

    Can someone explain why the new version of evolution stores its ( MY ) mail is a SqLite database.
    I do not like that, and would like to have evolution without a databas again.
    Any problem with SqLite causes the mail to become unreadable. If evloution dies and the mailfolders where as before, I can read them always.
    This is a very wrong move if I may say.
    Is thunderbird using plain mail-boxes? or any other mail client?

    ( Not to say anything about the microsoft Sh.t way of handling mail, than evolution is still holy )

    Yes I am very sad and angry. ( I know I should post this also in the evolution forum if it is there ... )
    Last edited by kuifje09; May 11th, 2012 at 05:03 PM. Reason: Thing turning wild

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    Re: Evolution and SqLite

    sqlite is widely respected, and widely used. I think it is likely to be more reliable than a raft of text files because of the effort sqlite puts into ensuring database integrity. I know that firefox uses sqlite, and would be surprised if thunderbird used anything else.

    I suggest you install the sqlite-manager plugin for firefox and use that to look at the database files. It's the best sqlite gui I have found.

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    Re: Evolution and SqLite

    Thanks for the response, I will have a look at the FF-Plugin.

    I agree evolution is one of the best mailclients. I use it for years, after trying several.
    Only thing I do not like, it is now relying on SqLite.
    But I think I will keep using it...

    If contacts etc where kept in the database I would have no problem, but without export to .mbox I cannot read the mails outside evolution. Thats my point.

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    Re: Evolution and SqLite and Firefox

    Okay I started downloading and installing the sqlite manager.
    Thats great. But I am still more angry and I don't trust firefox nomore.
    Previous I could clear all content, read most of the cache.
    Now I say clear it all, and guess what, in the database I think everything or almost..
    I still there. Even for example, the history in firefox says, there is nothing... ITS IN THE DATABASE !

    So I think obfuscation is a good thing against intruders, but obfuscation, from my programs, against me? Thats very very very bad.

    And at last, I cant find howto read my mail from sqlite. Thats why this started.

    Does someone going to kill me if I now suspect some microsoft developers are taking over the linux scene ?

    ( They are stealing and buying all they can get theire hands on ... do they ?)

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    Re: Evolution and SqLite

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    sqlite is widely respected, and widely used. I think it is likely to be more reliable than a raft of text files because of the effort sqlite puts into ensuring database integrity. I know that firefox uses sqlite, and would be surprised if thunderbird used anything else.

    I suggest you install the sqlite-manager plugin for firefox and use that to look at the database files. It's the best sqlite gui I have found.
    This SqLite plugin is of no help to me. How do you use it. My evolution is version 2.32.2

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    Re: Evolution and SqLite

    Did some research with strace, and was supprised evolution has moved some data to .local/share/..... and so on.

    Looking in the files, I think they are not SqLite files, but just some data, Berkely database files and some PAS ? files ( some summary files )

    Looking in the trace file saved from strace scares me a lot. !

    How Can I go back to some just a mail tool like evolution was some years back ?

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