Years later, kmail still is not a viable email client?

hw hw at
Mon Oct 12 13:19:17 BST 2020

On Mon, 2020-10-12 at 13:15 +0200, Marek Kochanowicz wrote:
> Yeah, i actually have manjaro on the other machine and kmail works there fine 
> as well. So it seems for me that questionable packaging techniques are a 
> factor here but I can't tell the precise details.
> As for the importance of the akonadi: it is actually a well designed piece of 
> software architecture that simplifies all PIM apps drastically. Removing 
> akonadi from PIM is not only (IMHO) pointless but also prohibitively expensive 
> endeavor. Instead I would try to investigate what is the actual problem with 
> the packaging and try to seek some kind of remedy for it. 

I need a good email client and none of the things besides that akonadi is
entagled with.  Trying to do everything at once in the same software has
traditionally always been a bad idea.  Kmail is so bad that you can't even
remove and reconfigure it again because it's settings are all over the place
and have become unremoveable --- unless I were to delete my whole home directory,
which is not an option.  And if you want to use it, it simply becomes broken
beyond repair sooner or later.

So no, kmail is still not a viable email client.

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