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Email: Updating forever [answered]

asked 2014-01-15 17:25:32 +0300

fawz gravatar image

updated 2016-08-17 14:54:46 +0300

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Earlier I had the problem of the email app simply not updating my hotmail account anymore. It would say updating, never stop (until closed) and not give any error. I tried deactivating the account, allowing and disallowing apps to use it and moving .qmf to forced it to generate a new one, moving it back etc. The only thing that fixed it was rebooting the device.

I don't know what caused this, but if it happens again, where might I look for logs and how might I force restart the mail service/application? Does it use cron jobs? systemctl didn't show anything containing "mail. What would a restart fix?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by VDVsx
close date 2014-01-28 13:44:17.790045


Is not really a good idea to move the database around, it can be in inconsistent state now, better to recreate the account. Is this hotmail over exchange ?

Correct way to stop mail daemon is:

systemctl --user stop messageserver5.service
VDVsx ( 2014-01-17 09:29:01 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-15 18:32:59 +0300

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updated 2014-01-15 18:34:02 +0300

From the mailing list:

If you have developer mode enabled, set in /home/nemo/.config/QtProject/Messageserver.conf:


Then run message server in foreground:

pkill messageserver5; sleep 2; /usr/bin/messageserver5

and try reproduce. Once you are done, change it back to 0 in the .conf file

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What does the entry "StdStreamLog" mean and where can I find the corresponding log (file) then?

jualta ( 2014-05-10 16:15:55 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-01-17 10:46:33 +0300

fawz gravatar image

Hotmail. Haven't been able to recreate it, the device had a pretty long uptime when it happened. Thanks for this!

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