Kmail : problem in checking Gmail with IMAP account type

farhad hedayati hf.farhad at
Tue Dec 29 13:10:23 GMT 2009

Hi Anne , thanks for replay

This is my configuration :
in General tab:
Account name : hf.farhad at
Incomming mail server :
port : 993
login : hf.farhad at
password : mypassword
checked: Store IMAP password , Include in manual mail check, Enable interval
mail checking with 1 minutes check interval.

in IMAP Settings tab:
checked : Automatically compact folders, Load attachments on demand, use
default identity.
Namespaces are empty ( I didn't change them ).

Security tab :
Encryption : Use SSL for secure mail download
Authentication mode : Clear Text

Filtering tab: Server supports Sieve is not enabled.


anyway, I disabled "include this folder when checking for new mail" and "Act
on new/unread mail in this folder" in [Gmail] folder's properties (see the
above link) and now I don't get the error anymore , but I think should would
be another way for fixing this problem instead of completely preventing
kmail from using the folder! :P

thx again.

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at>wrote:

> On Tuesday 29 December 2009 11:20:31 Farhad Hedayati Fard wrote:
> > Hi, Everytime I try to check my gmail account which is configured to use
> >  IMAP, kmail gives me this error:
> >
> > Error while querying the server status.
> > Unable to open folder [Gmail]. The server replied: Unknown Mailbox:
> [Gmail]
> > (Failure)
> >
> > What can I do for this? Is it a bug in kmail?
> >
> > thanks in advance, and sorry for my poor English :)
> There's no problem with your English :-)
> I don't use GMail's IMAP, but many people do, so it's probably a
> configuration
> issue.  Try writing down (and posting here) full details of your KMail
> setup
> screens for the gmail account - change a character or two in your login
> name
> and make your password something like 'mypasswd' so that we can see the
> structure without compromising your security.  Hopefully someone who uses
> gmail imap will be able to tell from that where your problem lies.
> Anne
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