kmail and kwallet

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Fri Feb 8 06:49:08 GMT 2013

Robert posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:17:07 -0500 as excerpted:

> On my older system I am running KMail and I like it a lot.  When I got
> my new laptop I decided to install Kmail on it too.  Problem is Kmail is
> no longer like the old kmail, I know everyone is going to say it is
> better but that is not my opinion.  Any why after it was installed
> kwallet was used to track the passwords for the different email
> accounts.  After giving it a go I decided that kmail2 was not for me and
> I un-installed it.
> Now the issue I am having is I keep being prompted for the password for
> kwallet to access my email.  How do I get this to stop?

Actually, I think you'll find a lot of folks agreeing with you.  The new 
akonadified kmail is more problems than it's worth, and a lot of former 
kmail users are just that, FORMER kmail users, as a result.

I know I am!

But to answer your question...  with the new akonadified kmail, it's not 
kmail that actually does the mail fetching, etc, it's akonadi.  kmail2 is 
simply an akonadi front-end.  So you uninstalled kmail, but that just 
uninstalled the frontend.  Akonadi is still installed, and still 
configured to fetch your mail.  You must kill the akonadi configuration 
as well, and /perhaps/ uninstall it too, altho depending on your distro 
and what other apps you have installed (in particular, any kdepim apps, 
korganizer, akregator, knode...), it may be a dependency of something 
else and you may not be easily /able/ to uninstall it.

As I'm on gentoo and pretty much totally exterminated both akonadi and 
semantic-desktop from my system (gentoo's build-from-source, so allows an 
admin to configure support for optional features such as semantic-desktop 
and akonadi in or out at build-time, I've configured it OUT!) back in the 
kde 4.7 era, I've forgotten the details and can't simply run it and look, 
but the general idea is...

Go to your akonadi accounts control (I think it's in kde settings, aka 
system settings, except they're kde settings, not system settings for the 
most part, no matter WHAT the name is) and find and delete the mail 
accounts.  That should solve that problem.

If you don't need akonadi running for anything else, you may be able to 
configure it not to start with kde, as well.  That will save you the 
resources it uses.  But as I said, it's used by several other programs in 
the kdepim module now too, and if you are using one of those, you'll 
probably have to let it run... at least until you can find alternatives 
to those programs and switch for them too.

If that's not specific enough, hopefully someone else with akonadi still 
installed can get you something more specific, but that's the general 
idea, anyway...

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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