Evolution and Exchange
At my office, after waiting nearly a century, they finally updated our backend mail server connection from an older Exchange Server to at least Exchange Server 2000. Now the Outlook Web Interface works much better and is the proper version such that my Evolution program in Linux can connect to it just fine.
Of course, I was excited at the prospect of being able to leave behind my Windows workstation and Outlook and purely be on Ubuntu Linux at the office. I found that my Evolution can send and receive email, as well as integrate with the calendar, with that Exchange Server. Of course, one has to scratch their head and wonder why companies don't just use Thunderbird mail clients and an ordinary POP3/SMTP + Squirrel Mail solution, but oh well. I guess companies think they are smarter than ISPs. Note well that we have more unexpected outages and slowness with our Exchange backend than one has with their home email.
So, anyway, the point of all this was that I need some help with the Evolution interface. I want to:
* Download all my messages of the Exchange Server and not keep them up there. How do I do that? The help in Evolution is weak and doesn't explain that one.
* I see that Evolution has created a "This Computer" inbox and then another inbox geared for my mail server connection. What if I want to have a rule that moves this mail from my server inbox to "This Computer"? I tried implementing a rule to match all email and send to one particular inbox, but that didn't seem to "take". (Note also for you code hackers out there -- I found that my ~/.evolution folder has files inside that I might be able to write a script for so that I could migrate my mail from one folder to another when a mail rule won't work. I'll have to test.)