Evolution not collecting from GMail

Asked by Ampers

I have Evolution set up to collect mail from my GMail account via IMAP.

This has been working satisfactorily for months. Now it ceases to collect email.

I can still send email through Evolution via SMTP to my GMail account.

I have used Synaptic to reload all the dozens of Evolution files.

Naturally this is not "life-threatening" as I can always access my email via Firefox but a solution needs to be found. Can anyone help me? I notice the last person who had a problem did not receive any help so I would gather this is a recent problem?

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Ampers (ampers) said :

I should mention that after I fire up Ubuntu and log in, and enter my password, I get the following error message:

Users $Home.dmrc file is being ignored. This
prevents the default session and language from
being saved. File should be owned by user and have
644 permissions. Users $Home directory must be
owned by user and not writable by other users.

Not understanding a word of this I have just been hitting the enter key and using Ubuntu. No other user has access to my home file.


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Ampers (ampers) said :

Reference the additional information I gave. This problem has been sorted and I no longer get the logging in error message.

So that has not been my problem and Evolution still does not work. SO THIS PROBLEM REMAINS OPEN.


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Jo-Erlend Schinstad (joerlend.schinstad) said :

Do you get any error messages from Evolution?

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Ampers (ampers) said :

I didn't get any error messages, the program just hung each time.

As I have my account with Google, and use IMAP I decided, this afternoon, to delete the log-on file for GMail and start afresh. It would have been very time-consuming if I had been using pop3 though!

But thanks for trying to help.


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vergarr (moonsdad) said :

I am having the same problem. I see that this is marked as solved, does that mean that by deleting the log-on file for GMail you got it working again? If so where can I find that file? Thanks!

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kweilee (khrhomes) said :

Is there a detail set up procedures I could follow to set-up evolution package so I could be able to send and receive emails via Google Imap. Please advise if anyone know how to do it. Thanks.