KMail: adding POP3 account

solitone solitone at
Wed Dec 14 17:53:02 GMT 2016

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:22:09 PM CET solitone wrote:
> I tried and added a new "receiving account" and chose
> "Maildir".  It then proposed $HOME/.local/share/akonadi_maildir_resource_1
> as new location for my new maildir (akonadi_maildir_resource_0 corresponds
> to Local Folders), created that folder (empty), and the associated new
> account named akonadi_maildir_resource_1 (the account name can't be renamed
> from here).
> Then  I added a new "receiving account", and chose "POP3 E-Mail Server". It
> proposes again Local Folders/inbox as destination folder, and when I try and
> change that folder, it only allows me to choose between Local Folders and
> subdirs, and the folders and subfolders associated with the previous IMAP
> accounts. The newly created maildir folder does not appear in the directory
> tree.

I solved with akonadi console. From there I first managed to rename the maildir 
to a proper name (rather than akonadi_bla_bla_bla). Then I created a new 
subdir called "inbox". Once I had the my_new_maildir/inbox subfolder, I went 
back to KMail, and this time I could choose my_new_maildir/inbox as the 
destination folder. 

I tested and it fetches emails from pop3 server, and puts them in the specified 
destination folder. True it works, but it was quite an endeavor for such a 
simple thing!

There are still some things that don't work, but will update you on these 
later on.

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