[kdepim-users] Only Check Inbox

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon Feb 9 23:22:25 GMT 2009

On Monday 09 February 2009, Gandalf Lechner wrote:
> Am Montag 09 Februar 2009 20:02:07 schrieb Ingo Klöcker:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > my setup is similar to that of Mario. However, on the IMAP server
> > > all my folders have to be subfolders of the Inbox folder.
> > > Therefore my question: Is it possible to locally subscribe to a
> > > folder (Inbox), but not to its subfolders?
> >
> > Yes, this should be possible. (I haven't actually tried, but the
> > subscription dialog indicates that it's possible.)
> Yes, it is working, I can now use dimap for all folders without
> interval checking and an extra imap account, which only sees the
> inbox, with interval checking. The regular email check is now
> instant, as expected.
> However, there is one drawback to this solution: At startup of kmail,
> I want to do a full check to update all folders (they change when I
> access them from other computers). As far as I can see, kmails 'check
> on startup' will check all accounts and cannot be configured to do
> otherwise. So the inbox is checked twice, once with each account. But
> since I have a number of filters configured that move mail from the
> inbox to other folders, all such emails matching filter conditions
> end up twice in their respective destination folders. Of course
> that's not what I want.

Try disabling "Include this folder in mail checks" (in the folder 
Properties dialog) for the inbox that should not be checked.

> I tried to set up the disconnected IMAP account (the one with all
> folders) to list all folders with the exception of the inbox to avoid
> this problem. But this apparantly does not work, i.e. the inbox is
> listed although I unchecked it in the list of locally subscribed
> folders. Maybe that's due to the fact that on the imap account in
> question all folders have to be subfolders of the inbox, and maybe
> one cannot locally subscribe to subfolders of a folder which is not
> locally subscribed (although the corresponding dialog does not
> indicate this).

Yes, it seems this does not work. The dialog should be fixed.

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