[Akonadi] [Bug 415922] New: Changing/Setting maildir folder in settings is not working

Ralph Scharpf bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Mon Jan 6 10:51:22 GMT 2020


            Bug ID: 415922
           Summary: Changing/Setting maildir folder in settings is not
           Product: Akonadi
           Version: 5.11.3
          Platform: Kubuntu Packages
                OS: Linux
            Status: REPORTED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Maildir Resource
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: rscharpf at onlinehome.de
  Target Milestone: ---

When a new maildir resource is created referring to an already populated
maildir (what most people will want to do), the existing content will not show

When an existing maildir (e.g. the one that is created per default) is set to a
maildir at an other place, also the content will not show up.

In both the ways, adding entries (via kmail) to the created/changed maildir
resource will add the entries at the default location of the maildir, e.g.
somewhere at ~/.local/share/

Another observation that came along with this, not clearly knowing if this is a
bug or a feature: When the given path is outside the home directory tree, the
selected directory will be replaced by an URL starting with file:// (in my case
file:///data/user/mail/ when selecting the path /data/user/mail). I did not see
this behavior in previous versions of akonadi used.


1. Copy some mail into a directory
2. Create a maildir resource using kmail/kontact 


The resource will not show any mail content in kmail/kontact. Adding mail to
the resource will store it in a maildir at .local/share/


The maildir resource should really switch to a given location, not just show it
in the dialog  


Linux/KDE Plasma: Kubuntu 19.10
KDE Plasma Version: 5.16.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.62.0
Qt Version: 5.12.4


Workaround: By changing the setting Path of the resource through akonadiconsole
(resource context menu -> Configure -> Configure Remotely), the maildir
resource can be forced to read it's mails from the expected location.

The same error is reported already in Bug 415245, but I fear this will be hard
to catch. I hope my description is a bit more helpful.

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