6 years ago
Several late versions of Evolution Groupware suite suffer from this annoying problem (It seems to be an old bug, but I have noticed with versions 3.x, up to version 3.2.2 (as March 2012).
Problem: Evolution crashes (and closes unexpectely) when saving a contact that you have been updating.
Origin: It happens if you modify or add an e-mail address to a contact that is, in fact, duplicated. The duplicated e-mail is a trigger of this bug.
It happens after sending an e-mail to an known person but with an e-mail address new to Evolution-Contacts. This new address is automatically added to Contacts as a new contact with the e-mail address as the name of the contact. If you later try to modify/correct the original contact with the new address (additional) you will be unable to do so.
An e-mail address cannot be repeated in any other person record (wife/husband/friend/work/...). If an address appears in more than one single record, pe.: as an altenate e-mail address Evolution will crash. If you need this info for your reference: add the e-mail address in Notes.
Solution: [Solved] Just search and delete the duplicate contact (p.e. can be unnoticed, just sharing the same new e-mail address being added), and then complete the edition of remaining contact as required with the new or additional data/fields.
Step by Step:
These were reports of bugs that pointed but didn't solved the problem : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/912081 - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+bug/879367