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

Stakanov stakanov at
Sat Oct 17 10:24:06 BST 2020

In data sabato 17 ottobre 2020 03:27:33 CEST, J.B. Nicholson ha scritto:
> dragon at wrote:
> > 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).
> I can't get KMail to add my IMAP account and I don't understand why. I give
> it the account credentials, the FQDNs of the IMAP server and the SMTP
> server, and then I see an empty progress bar under "Setting up account..."
> which never moves. The "Details..." button reveals an empty log of activity
> (all white screen where I assume I'm supposed to see a log of what happened
> between KMail and my IMAP and/or SMTP servers as KMail authenticates and
> gathers folder and mail information).
> I'm confused as to why KMail does apparently nothing here: I know the data
> I'm giving KMail is valid because Thunderbird works fine with the same
> credentials. Other command-line clients also work with the same credentials
> connecting to the same IMAP/SMTP hosts.
> If anyone has any tips for adding an account to KMail in another way, please
> post a followup.
> I'll try making a movie of the Account Assistant window to submit a bug.

I guess unless you do not state exactly version of software and plasma, 
distribution and setting you do apply (port, ssl/tls or starttls) you will not 
really have an answer I am afraid. 

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