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    Evolution: can't set sent and reply-to folders


    First off, I handle my own e-mail on my server, so it would be using the Linux /var/spool/mail directory.

    Secondly, I like to keep all of my outgoing mail in ~/sent

    When I try and set the file in evolution, it tries to create it in /var/spool/mail, which I obviously do not have permission to do. If I create the file manually via root, evolution complains that the file already exists. So, what. Use it anyway. I can't find how to set the path to my home and to the file that is there.

    If I can't get that to work, I will stick with mutt.

    Any hints on how to get this to work?

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    /var/spool/mail/ is a directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    /var/spool/mail/ is a directory.
    Yes, I know that.

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    > If I create the file manually via root, evolution complains that the file already exists.

    So what did you mean by this then? What did you create as root?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    > If I create the file manually via root, evolution complains that the file already exists.

    So what did you mean by this then? What did you create as root?
    As root, I created /var/spool/mail/brown-sent. Changed owner and permissions.

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