Kmail Stability

Mike Davison davison at
Tue Sep 24 23:41:35 BST 2002

After upgrading from RH7.2 to 7.3 I noticed that kmail no longer continues 
performing foreground processing while doing POP downloads. I've poked around 
in the kmail configuration to see if this is an option, but didn't find 
anything. Am I simply insane or has something changed? And is this possibly 
the problem to which the ISP is referring? 

By the way, I've been using kmail for several years now and think it's great. 

On Tuesday 24 September 2002 12:53 am, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> Chris Jensen wrote:
> > I recently wrote a complaint to my ISP because I as getting poor
> > downloads for my POP3 mail (some times downloads would pause for up to
> > minutes). In their response they noted that:
> >> Another issue could be the mail client that you were using,
> >> Konqueror, using "kmail" or another similar mail client. There are
> >> known issues with the stability of this client (kmail) , particulary
> >> with pop3 and timeout issues. A better client for their platform
> >> would be netscape 7 or mozilla. Another option is to use fetchmail
> >> and have kmail read the collected mail locally.
> >
> > Is there any truth to this? I certainly don't think I've noticed this
> > problem previously
> > I'm using Kmail 1.4.2 under KDE3.0.2 (compiled from sources) under
> > linux 2.4.17
> I don't remember anyone submitting a corresponding bug report for KMail.
> It's possible that a POP3 connection times out more early with KMail
> than with Mozilla. But it's a pretty lame excuse to tell someone that
> he shouldn't use KMail just because their POP3 server sometimes doesn't
> respond for several minutes.
> Anyway, please submit an appropriate bug report so that we can have a
> look at this problem. Please note that we will probably need a test
> account.
> Regards,
> Ingo
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