[kdepim-users] KMail frequently fails to fetch mail - need to clear akonadi cache

Paul Sobey buddha at the-annexe.net
Wed Nov 6 13:15:07 GMT 2013

On Wed, 6 Nov 2013, ITSEF Admin wrote:

>> Same (or similar) problem here. Two imap connections, one to an Exchange
>> mailbox, one to a Dovevot service. The Exchange one frequently dies (I
>> don't think the service is particularly well managed by our provider so it
>> may not be a good example of Exchange imap), and the only solution I've
>> found is to 'akonadictl restart', which wakes it all back up again. I have
>> to do this most mornings and often during the day as well. Some sort of
>> auto-restart of the imap client processes would be most welcome.
> But your akonadi cache does not need to be cleared, i.e. once you restart
> akonadi, everything is back to normal (incl. mail fetching)?

Correct - just a bounce of akonadi. It's happened three times today so 
far. I'm building 4.11.3 now and will report back if behaviour changes.
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