[kmail2] [Bug 338672] New: Can't create folder on IMAP server

Volker Kuhlmann list0570 at paradise.net.nz
Sat Aug 30 05:09:34 BST 2014


            Bug ID: 338672
           Summary: Can't create folder on IMAP server
           Product: kmail2
           Version: 4.10.5
          Platform: openSUSE RPMs
               URL: imap://posteo.de
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: folders
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: list0570 at paradise.net.nz

Creating a new folder on the IMAP server using the posteo.de web interface
works fine and the new folder shows up in kmail (receiving account) after a
refresh (ctrl-F5).

Creating a folder for this IMAP account at the top level in kmail produces
error: "Posteo: Could not create collection Test resourceId: 34". This message
is repeated frequently, on each kmail startup, and flooded through the panel's
notifications facility (very irritating). The top-level folder is actually
created on the IMAP server.

>From then on kmail will not show any new folders or sub-folders created on the
server, e.g. with the server's webmail interface.

Subfolders can still be created with kmail, and show up in kmail and are
created on the server.

kmail is then permanently stuck, stopping akonadi and quitting kmail does NOT
change this.
The only way to fix this is to delete the receive account in kmail (or system
settings, personal information), and to re-create it.

I haven't found similar bug reports in bugzilla.

Workaround: Only perform creation of folders in posteo's webmail interface!!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a receive account in kmail for posteo.de
2. Add a new folder in the IMAP account on posteo.de at the top level - RMB on
the IMAP service name in kmail's folder list (the server icon), with the name
containing only ASCII characters.
Actual Results:  
* kmail produces an error: Posteo: Could not create collection Test resourceId:
* The folder is not shown in kmail (although it is created on the server).
* No further folder or sub-folders created on the server will show in kmail.
* Frequent notification drivel occurs.
* Restarting akonadi and kmail does not fix it.
* Sub-folders can still be created in kmail, and are shown as expected.

Expected Results:  
Folder is created. Folder shows in kmail. Further folder or sub-folder
creation, either with kmail or otherwise, is possible and all folders created
on the server show in kmail after refresh.

System is running on US or UK English locale. IMAP server is probably running
on German locale.

IMAP server's web interface shows folders Posteingang, Entwürfe, Gesendet,
Gelöscht (which can't be deleted etc). kmail translates this into English, and
does not associate Gelöscht with what it calls Trash.

The problem does not occur with gmx.de.

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