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Evolution fonts

So here we go again with Evolution ... This time I managed to screw up my font preferences (I just don't care for Courier very much) and subsequently pretty much every HTML e-mail I received would crash Evolution. After a couple of days of putting up with this and forcibly re-installing rpm after rpm, I found the culprit.

Long story short, if you run into this problem take a look at


.gconf/GNOME/Documents/HTML_Editor/%conf.xml

Yup, that's where the font preferences are stored. I can't believe I didn't find it earlier ...

Evolution annoyance

I used to be a very stubborn XEmacs user and so my preferred e-mail client was the venerable Gnus news reader. Don't get me wrong, I still use them, but I decided a while ago to give http://www.ximian.org/products/evolution/Evolution a fair try. I found it to work quite well, but it didn't have a feature to notify me when new mail arrived!

At any rate, this feature was added recently and it didn't work for me. So, I returned to the site of it's origin and noticed that a new version was available, which I downloaded and woo hoo it worked after some frobnicating (read tweaking).

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