[kdepim-users] KMail forgets POP/SMTP password

Andras Mantia amantia at kde.org
Thu Aug 23 10:17:01 BST 2012

Pastor JW wrote:

> On Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:44:49 pm John Aldrich wrote:
>> Quoting Andreas Mahel <andreas at mahel.net>:
>> > I'm using opensuse 12.1 with kmail 4.9.0 (but the behavior has been the
>> > same with 4.8.4 and before that).
>> > My passwords (POP) are stored in kwallet, and this works basically
>> > fine. Only sometimes -- preferred on the first sending of a mail --
>> > kmail asks me for the
>> > smtp password again.
>> > 
>> > However, when I cancel this dialog, and then select sending all
>> > messages from the outbox from the file menu, it takes the password
>> > properly from kwallet again.
>> > 
>> > So, while annoying, at least I don't have to key in the password again
>> > and again.
>> For the record, my KMail is using the KWallet as well, and as you say
>> on sending the first email it "forgets" the password and requires you
>> to enter it again. In the past, I have tried to cancel the send, but
>> it did not "recover" the password from KWallet. I guess I will file a
>> bug report on this when I get home.
> the problem is that KWallet crashes KDE  massively  and we lose a lot of
> data
> because of this bad program.  it is required to be disabled on our system.

Although off-topic here, I'm very surprised about this. I use KWallet since 
it appeared several years ago, and never ever had a problem with it. There 
must be something else.

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