[Evolution] Bug#795287: evolution-data-server: Cannot connect to gmail account any longer

Svante Signell srs at kth.se
Sun Sep 13 20:34:14 UTC 2015

reopen 795287

On Thu, 2015-09-10 at 17:10 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On 10/09/15 16:33, Svante Signell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-09-10 at 14:55 +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > > Removing that account in preferences and setting it up again does 
> > > not feel nice, even if the gmail account is using IMAP. I'm 
> > > inclined to reopen this serious bug. Or maybe its time to switch 
> > > to another MUA?
> > 
> > FYI: I did create a new account for the gmail address and checked 
> > if it was OK: It was :) Then I could happily remove the old account 
> > and rename the new to the old name. All is fine for now.
> If upstream could fix existing accounts that had already suffered 
> from this bug, they would probably have done so in the version that 
> fixed the bug; the fact that they didn't do this suggests that it may 
> be impossible.
> My understanding is that 3.16.3 had a data-loss bug for GMail 
> accounts, which led to internal data needed by the stored account 
> being incomplete, hence the affected account was unusable even after
> upgrading. We don't have a time machine, so we can't retroactively 
> fix 3.16.3.

All is not well with 3.16.5 either: when I create a new account for my
gmail mail, it is created and (after a long time) works as intended.
However after quitting evo , that mail account is GONE. This has
happened twice now. Reopening!

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