[kdepim-users] Only Check Inbox

Gandalf Lechner gandalf.lechner at univie.ac.at
Mon Feb 9 22:10:18 GMT 2009

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.
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 

Any ideas how I could resolve this problem?


> Regards,
> Ingo

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