[kmail2] [Bug 344242] New: Mails that are copied do not appear on my harddrive

piedro piedro.kulman at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 16 14:41:00 GMT 2015


            Bug ID: 344242
           Summary: Mails that are copied do not appear on my harddrive
           Product: kmail2
           Version: 4.14.4
          Platform: Archlinux Packages
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: folders
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: piedro.kulman at googlemail.com

I created a folder in "Local Folders" called "Storage" and a subfolder called

Now I move a few hundred mails to that subfolder. 

These mails should be located on my harddisk in 


but they are not. 

I see them in kmail, I can delete or copy them but they do not appear on the
The folder ".local/share/.local-mail.directory/.Storage.directory/Old" does
exist but it is empty (apart from the three empty folders "new", "cur" and
"tmp" of course)  

No further hidden directories show up. 

Now where is my mail? 
How can I physically locate it if it is not written to the disk (which it
How can I make a backup of my mailfolders if the mails are not physically in
Are they in a kind of cache somewhere hidden within the akonadi database? 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a subfolder of a new folder in "Loacl Folders" in kmail... 
2. copy mails into that subfolder 
3. try to locate these folders on your disk 

Actual Results:  
No mails to be found... 

Expected Results:  
Mails should be sitting somewhere  in "local-mail" or ".local-mail.directory" 

By the way if I physically copy mails in the subfolder 
these mails show up inkmail just fine beneath all the other mails that have no
presence in that folder... 

This is an absolute awful bug because it makes handling mail out of kmail near
to impossible (and kmail indicates in no manner at all where the mail is
physically stored) 

If kmail would be a rocksolid system that works just fine with internal backups
I might be reluctantly ok with that but kmail breaks all the time so at least
the physical mail locations should be transparent for easy backups and the
possibility to import everything into other mail programs.  

Even more annoying I also have folders in kmail with so called "invalid
entries". These folders cannot be deleted within kmail and since they are not
found physically I can#T delete them elsewhere either.

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