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

pete pg.nikolic1 at
Tue Oct 13 12:26:11 BST 2020

On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 05:19:28 +0200
"dragon at" <dragon at> wrote:

> Long time ago I  was using kmail, until it become slow and buggy.
> Many would say that Akonadi was too blame.
> Now after years I again try to use kmail again (since Thunderbird 
> butchered the PGP and its integrated support if it is subpar).
> But kmail again stops working after short while - all emails are in 
> "Connection Established" state (in config - accounts - receiving).
> Quick googling leads to threads from 5-7 years ago, again pointing at 
> fault of Akondai.
> Was this a mistake to use Akonadi (or add enough polish to work over 
> this problems)?
> Should someone start kmail3 that actually can be usable?
> First of, the error reporting/debugging is not intuitive nor informative.

I had to switch to Claws Mail   , Kmail became rubbish with all the supposed
integration that turned it into something completely un-useable  .

The last time i looked it was still just as bad idf not worse  


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