[kdepim-users] KMail forgets POP/SMTP password

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 11:48:33 BST 2012

On 27/08/2012 10:46, Anne Wilson wrote:
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> On 27/08/12 05:58, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> On 26/08/2012 21:41, Russ Kepler wrote:
>>> On Sunday, August 26, 2012 07:55:40 PM Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>> I just lost my wallet for no apparent reason.  Things were
>>>>> working, I logged out and back in and all I get now is
>>>>> "Error opening the wallet 'kdewallet'. Please try
>>>>> again\n(Error code -9:Read error - possibly incorrect
>>>>> password.)" No password change since installing 12.04.
>>>> Does everything look OK in KWalletManager?
>>> Not sure what to look for - if I enable kwallet in the
>>> configuration I see the wallet but can not open it, I get the
>>> "read error" when entering the correct password.  I can create a
>>> new wallet and access it and it asks for and accepts the right
>>> password after logging out and back in.  I'm guessing that's
>>> about all I can do to test it and that my original wallet got
>>> corrupted somehow and is now history.
> It does look that way, yes.
>> Given that you have a backup it should be possible to restore it
>> from the backup
> Assuming that the backup is from before the date of the corruption,
> that's definitely the best bet.  If it's too recent, then a clean new
> wallet is the only thing left.
> As a matter of interest, how did it get corrupted?  I ask because in
> 10+ years I've never had this happen.  Did you have a power problem
> that could have caused it?

Any idea where it resides in case of a restore, I wouldn't know where to 

I had an incident a while ago but I think it was during a major remake 
of my kde settings etc. Had to create a new wallet and remember all my 
passwords again..
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