[kdepim-users] KMail2 at kdepim 4.9.0

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 07:47:08 BST 2012

On 15/08/2012 00:05, Anders Lund wrote:
> On Tirsdag den 14. august 2012 17:08:24 Robin Atwood wrote:
>> Does the community consider KMail2 usable yet? I have gotten a bit tired of
>> installing the latest kdepim and after a day rapidly restoring
>> Last time the main problem for me was that the filters were not
>> automatically applied, I had to constantly do C-A/C-J manually. Also, the
>> mail was never delivered to the inbox folder but the enveloping one, call
>> Folder or something.
>> So what's the feeling out there?
>> Cheers
>> -Robin
> Hi Robin,
> I am running kmail2/kde 4.9 for the 5th day now, after using thunderbird since
> april. So far, my findings are:
> Lots of thing have improved, and kmail2 is usable, but have issues.
> My filters most often works, but I get duplicates of messages sometimes.
> Tonight, for some reason not all messages were filtered.
> I am plagued by the conflict resolution dialog, sometimes when using "classify
> as spam", and in rare occations when applying other filters or flags. I really
> think even having that thing is a proof of code design problems!
> I have had two empty messages in spam, but I think turning off checking of the
> local storage (if you use such) solves it. I think that having that as a
> default is dangerous, it should not even be possible!
> Address completion works, after hand editing some config files and restarting
> the system (restarting akonadi + nepomuk should do, but there is no sane way
> of restarting nepomuk that I know of)
> All in all, I expect to continue using kmail2 now, because the benefits are
> many for me, using the rest of the pim suite (mainly addressbook and
> calendars), and because of the general integration with KDE.
My experience is pretty much the same as Anders, message filtering is a 
bit "odd" and not always working but the general experience is otherwise 
good. Filtering has apparently been rewritten totally and clearly some 
bugs entered the code.

Note that I use only pop mail accounts so I can not say whether the IMAP 
now works better, as I understand it was pretty bad in 4.7 and 4.8.x

I actually use both Thunderbird (for mailing lists and other 
"non-work-related" stuff) and KMail and Thunderbird is rock solid but 
lacks the integration with KDE. Kontact/KDEPIM 2 is improving though the 
lack of email address autocompletion and groups/lists kept me off 4.8.x

So my main mailer/PIM is and I hope will be Kontact/KDEPIM

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