[kdepim-users] Imap gets "stuck"

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 18 12:25:37 BST 2010

On Sunday 18 April 2010 11:51:00 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> I don't agree with Anne that its the same as not responding to key 
> presses. Kontact / KMail does respond to key presses here. Its justs that 
> when I select an IMAP folder KMail doesn't come around displaying its 
> content for ages. When I restart KMail the contents are shown almost 
> immediately.
I agree - this is a different issue.

> I think it might have to do with KMail getting stuck in other IMAP 
> transactions. It usually happens that KMail does not respond to IMAP stuff 
> when I tried to show a large folder like linux-kernel-ml with 30000 to 
> 40000 mails and then want to do something else. 

I think that's the problem - I'm pretty sure it's been said before that 
folders with > 10000 mails are a problem.

> IMHO KMail should cancel  
> getting headers of that 30000 to 40000 or at least suspend it, when I 
> already moved somewhere else. It should always put its focus on where I am 
> in the GUI and handle other stuff with lower priority. It also happens
> when  I move some mails into a folder with lots of mails, KMail often
> rereads its IMAP index then - I don't know why actually.
> However, I am not sure whether it makes sense to report anything in KDE 
> bugzilla, cause KMail from KDE 4.5 hopefully uses Akonadi which should 
> solve a lot of these problems.
> It still might make sense to add a few bug reports - if not already there 
> - for the different kinds of observed behavior and set them to waiting for 
> KDE 4.5 if thats possible.

I don't think it would help.  Since KMail 2 is a complete re-write, you 
couldn't apply bugs for KMail 1 to it.  I think we have to do the best we can 
and solve local issues (with bug reports if we can find the reason, and, 
preferably, a work-around), then wait to see how many problems are solved in 
KMail 2.

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