[kde-linux] Kmail Problems. Was: Installing KDE4 on Sid

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 30 20:35:54 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 30 January 2008 19:20:53 Gaffer. wrote:
> I put a machine together this morning and installed SuSE 10.3 on it.
> I then setup two Email accounts.  One to my own ISP and one to Gmail.
> Then I did test mails between the two.  First from my ISP to Gmail.
> That works just fine so did a round robin (ISP back to ISP).   Then I
> sent a mail through Gmail to my ISP no problem at all.
> So after several successful tests, no updates at this point. I had to
> sort out another job.
> When I returned I decided to send another test mail via my ISP......
> It stayed in the outbox !??  I tried to send it several times.  No
> way would it go.
> I ran a quick check on the other machine (SuSE 10.2) no problems.
> So I tried to delete the mail in the outbox.  But it wouldn't delete.
> After trying several times is just vanished all by itself.
> At this point I can no longer send any mail.  (still no updates)
> The only way I can get the machine to send any mail again is to delete
> all the indexes for the outbox and sent boxes.  I noted that there
> remained a copy of the stuck mail in both folders. I had to delete
> these first.
> I found that I could reproduce the problem by unplugging the network
> cable so that the network disappeared just after a mail check had
> been done.
> I am becoming convinced that there is some kind of software race
> condition involved, since when the problem happens the mail involved
> either disappears or is not deleatable other than going into .kmail
> and removing them and the indexes manually.
> Its been a frustrating day !  ;-)

It sounds a really bad one.  I think you really have to get onto a SuSE 
mailing list, to see whether anyone else is having problems like this.  I 
haven't seen anyone else on this or the other lists that I subscribe to, so 
maybe it really is a SuSE problem.  Keep us up to date?

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