[kdepim-users] KMail forgets POP/SMTP password

Johann Rohwer jr at sun.ac.za
Thu Aug 16 08:44:50 BST 2012

On Wednesday 15 August 2012 21:12:11 PastorJW wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 06:47:49 AM John Aldrich wrote:
> > Hey, I've noticed recently that KMail (4.8.4 using KDE 4.8.4 on
> > Fedora 17) seems to forget at least my SMTP password, despite the
> > fact that I put it in the config and each time it asks for it, I
> > put it in and check "remember password." Fortunately, this only
> > seems to happen once whenever I start KMail. I normally leave it
> > up, but my machine has developed a bad habit of shutting down
> > spontaneously, and sometimes KMail will get hosed if I leave it
> > running for days at a time and I have to shut it down and restart
> > it. So, as you can see it's not like an every 5 minutes, but more
> > like once or twice a day, but that's still aggravating to have to
> > type your password in, when KMail is supposed to remember it.
> Yes, it happens on the same versions in Ubuntu also so it is a Kmail
> fault rather than a distro fault.  It also is what has caused most
> of my users to stay with 10.04 Ubuntu rather than moving to 12.04. 
> I only have 31 user machines that I take care of but 29 have stay
> on the 10.04 because of this lack in Kmail.  The two which went to
> 12.04 report there is no way to even save the password in Kmail. 
> it stays greyed out.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Kmail 4.8.4 and it stores my SMTP password 
(for Gmail smtp) just fine. I think that it uses Kwallet for storing 
the passwords though, not the config file, have you installed that? I 
can't comment on POP passwords as I'm not using that but all my IMAP 
passwords are stored just fine as well.

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