[kdepim-users] kio_pop3 processes not exiting?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Tue Sep 9 19:25:57 BST 2008

On Tuesday 09 September 2008, r bartlett wrote:
> I a long, ongoing problem where Kmail stops delivering or sending
> mail after minutes, hours, or days.  Often within 5-10 minutes of
> starting Kmail, I notice that the little "check mail" indicator is
> whizzing back and forth indefinitely at the lower right, and that's
> the sign that I'm not going to get any mail again until I:
> 1. quit Kmail
> 2. killall kio_pop3
> 3. wait for the processes to die (1-2 minutes)
> 4. restart Kmail
> If I start and stop Kmail without manually using "killall," over time
> I will end up with a collection of 20, 30, even 40 kio_pop3
> processes, which seem to (I don't know for sure) confuse or interfere
> with Kmail's mail checking.
> How many processes should there be, and is there any reason why
> perhaps they might be getting confused or hung?

I think there should be at most 1 kio_pop3 per account.

> I am using frequent (1 minute, 2 minute) mail checking of about 7-8
> locations.  Might this too be an issue?

Other people who had similar problems had less problems after they have 
increased the check interval.

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