[kdepim-users] KMail forgets POP/SMTP password

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Mon Aug 27 09:46:40 BST 2012

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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?

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