[Bug 147851] New: Deleted IMAP account renders kmail useless

Dave Cohen kde at dave-cohen.com
Fri Jul 13 18:48:25 BST 2007

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           Summary: Deleted IMAP account renders kmail useless
           Product: kmail
           Version: 1.9.5
          Platform: Gentoo Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: kde dave-cohen com

Version:           1.9.5 (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux

I had an IMAP account on fastmail.fm, and configured kmail to read it along with other accounts.  I took a long trip, and during that time, fastmail.fm deleted the IMAP account (because it had to be used periodically).  Now, I'm back home using kmail again.  But bad things happen when I start up.

I start up kmail and shortly after wards I get error #1 in a dialog box:

Unable to login. Probably the password is wrong.
The server fastmail.fm replied:
The account you are trying to access is unavailable. Please login to the web interface for more details
[followed by OK button]

I click OK, and kmail prompts me for the username and password for that account.  The account has been deleted, so I cancel out of that dialog box.

A few seconds later, I get error #1 popping up again.  Note that the dialog box steals all focus, so I have to address it.  I can't for example, read email on other accounts.

So I try to delete from kmail the old IMAP account.  During the few seconds I have between error messages, I bring up Settings => Configure Kmail...

But when the error appears, it steals focus.  And either it appearing, or the next dialog box with the password prompt causes the Configure Kmail window to disappear.  There is simply not enough time to ever delete the old account.  So the error messages never stop.  That is why I say this bug renders Kmail useless.  As far as I can tell there's no way I can use it.

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