Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evoluation failed to append to mbox

After upgrading Evolution to version 3.2.0, I kept getting this message after sending an email from any of my mail accounts:-
The reported error was "Failed to append to mbox:///home/tom/.local/share/evolution/mail/local#Sent: Invalid folder URI 'mbox:///home/tom/.local/share/evolution/mail/local#Sent' Appending to local 'Sent' folder instead."
I fixed it by going to
Edit menu -> Preferences -> Mail Accounts 
-> Select a mail account -> Edit -> Defaults -> Revert


  1. Tom Thank you for posting, this worked perfectly on a similar problem I encountered on a recent Fedora 16 load. Happy New year to you. Thanks again. Jim

  2. Thank you Tom. This worked perfectly on a new Fedora 16 load which resulted in a similar problem. Thanks much for posting. Happy New year. Jim

  3. This worked great for me to with my new upload but any idea how to get the message "you have received 1 new mail etc" to stay up on the screen until the message has been read?

  4. This worked! Thank you.