[kmail2] [Bug 373870] New: Kmail tries to use a proxy server to retrieve email

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            Bug ID: 373870
           Summary: Kmail tries to use a proxy server to retrieve email
           Product: kmail2
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: Kwanza.Pili at virginmedia.com
  Target Milestone: ---

The latest version of Kmail2 5.4.0 tries to use my squid proxy server to
retrieve email, which of course fails because squid cannot handle imaps/pop3s
protocols. I can see this in my squid logs which has entries like " ...
TCP_DENIED/403 3853 CONNECT imap.gmail.com:993 - HIER_NONE/- text/html". So I
specifically added imap.gmail.com to the exception list in the NO_PROXY
environment variable. Now Kmail merely hangs in offline mode and can never
comment to the any mail server I specify. Just to clear, I can connect to the
mail servers using webmail (e.g. via firefox). 

Earlier versions of kmail did not exhibit this behaviour. They would not use to
use the proxy settings for konqueror and simply bypassed the proxy server. I
noticed that another mail client (geary) also has the habit of using the proxy
environments, but it then behaves well if the exceptions are set. Kmail does

My kde components are mainly compiled from source under OpenSUSE 42.2. The
versions are:
- kmail2 5.4.0 from kmail-16.12.0
- Plasma 5.8.4
- Frameworks 5.28.0


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