Kmail : problem in checking Gmail with IMAP account type

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Wed Dec 30 09:37:18 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 30 December 2009 08:33:18 Duncan wrote:
> Anne Wilson posted on Tue, 29 Dec 2009 15:37:29 +0000 as excerpted:
> > Duncan - that error message pointing to the [Gmail] folder still worries
> > me. Any ideas on that?
> Not really... but having never done IMAP, only read about it, I'm rather
> at a disadvantage, here.
> However, I noted two things:
> 1) The error you mention.
> 2) That according to Farhad (I hope just the one name isn't
> presumptuous?), the subdirs seem to have been created automatically,
> syncing with gmail.  Thus, it is or was working, to some extent, or it
> couldn't have found that much out to sync.  But what that error had to do
> with things I really don't know.
> Maybe someday I'll have an IMAP account and learn how it all works...
I use IMAP all the time, but it's standard IMAP, from my own Dovecot server.  
I know that it has been said that GMail IMAP is not entirely standard, which 
is why I don't know whether what I see on that screenshot is what should be 
expected, or not.

I agree, though, that for it to show all those unread messages it must have 
managed at least one correct sync.  Of course there is the possibility that it 
can read the mail but can't write to the directories - which it has to do, 
presumably, to change any flags or delete messages.

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