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Can’t delete mail in my Trash folder in Evolution mail, get error “Summary and Folder mismatch”

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 18 sec read >
  • First create a backup of your mail using Evolution by clicking on File->Backup Settings “This step is vitally important to prevent data loss”
  • By using your file browser browse to the following directory/home/YOURUSERNAME/.evolution/mail/local
  • Once in the local folder delete all files with the following extensions.
    .index
    .cmeta
    .ev-summary

    Very important to not delete the files with the .data extension

  • Restart Evolution
  • Evolution will now attempt to re-create all indexes
  • You should be able to delete the mails in the trash folder

Last Updated On April 06, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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