[kmail2] [Bug 408354] New: If default maildir folder is changed a new set of folders are stored under "/home/$user/file:"

Nick bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Wed Jun 5 19:47:28 BST 2019


            Bug ID: 408354
           Summary: If default maildir folder is changed a new set of
                    folders are stored under "/home/$user/file:"
           Product: kmail2
           Version: 5.11.1
          Platform: Neon Packages
                OS: Linux
            Status: REPORTED
          Severity: major
          Priority: NOR
         Component: folders
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: nick.craig.law at gmail.com
  Target Milestone: ---

Created attachment 120604
  --> https://bugs.kde.org/attachment.cgi?id=120604&action=edit
Dialog box where you change the maildir folder

If the default maildir folder is changed using the dialog box as shown in the
attached snapshot then kmail fails to use that folder but creates a new folder
under your home directory in a folder called "file:"


If you enter /home/nick/Data/local-mail as the folder containing your maildir
files, kmail instead creates and uses

which of course isn't where your maildir folders and files are !

Why is kmail creating a subdirectory called "file:" in your home directory ?

The problem this creates is that any old emails that are in
/home/nick/Data/local-mail don't get indexed or displayed by kmail.

Also because kmail insists on creating a file: subdirectory in your home folder
and storing new email there you can't have all your emails on a different
partition to your home folder.

KDE Neon 5.15 User Edition
Plasma 5.15.5
Frameworks 5.58.0
QT 5.12.0
Kernel 4.15.0-50
OS 64 Bit

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