[kdepim-users] Kontact retrieving mail vary slowly in 4.9.4

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 08:20:58 GMT 2012

On Monday 10 December 2012 21:02:45 Russ Kepler wrote:
> On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 03:55:43 AM Sérgio Basto wrote:
> > On Seg, 2012-12-10 at 20:02 -0700, Russ Kepler wrote:
> > > I upgraded from 4.9.3 where things were OK to 4.9.4 on Kunbutu 12.04
> > > through kubuntu-ppa backports, and loading an email using Kontact is now
> > > painfully slow.  I can get maybe one message every 30-60 seconds while
> > > staring at a "Retrieving Folder Contents"  "Please wait ..." screen.
> > 
> > log out and log in again
> I'm not convinced that it's going to be more effective than any of the past
> 2-3 reboots.
> Performing a simple Tools->Find Messages and searching a small folder for
> something never found seemed to help.  The search folder is empty so either
> saved searches aren't populating the folder or something is dredging old
> searches up and executing them on any mail state change.
> _______________________________________________

I have that also from time to time, very often on 4.8.x, now with 4.9.x much 
less.  Being not a geek, I think it is somehow related to filtering and the way 
the messages are transferred between different folders.  I did that when got 
the screen for abnormally long period of 2 minutes.  I checked the folders 
where actually the mails are stored (in the folder structure of the dist, not 
in Kmail). Then I saw that the same message is in the new folder (where the 
new mails should be, it seems) and in the cur folder (where the read mail of 
the inbox sits). I guess akonadi is somehow taking time to sync or move 
messages around different folders...

 For example I can reproduce what you see if, after restart, I run Kmail and 
quickly delete two or three messages from the inbox right after the starts of 
Kmail. The whole thing stuck for some time a good period of 2-3 minutes to 
sort these messages out, and then continues to work normally.

My user advice is to check the folders and to manually delete duplicated 
messages there.  Then it shoukd work fine.
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