[kdepim-users] Kontact crashed, will not reopen -- Resolved (sort of)

George Czerw gczerw at ec.rr.com
Mon Feb 29 20:16:45 GMT 2016


Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately, I deleted those files several days ago.  I will submit a bug report if this happens 
again.  And I expect that it will because I am suspecting that those malformed emails are coming 
from a friend's iPad, and we frequently correspond.

I am also noticing that frequently, kmail/kontact displays the incoming text in his html formatted 
emails as a long, continuous, vertical string of letters, instead of the expected left-to-right, 
horizontally formated letters, sentences and paragraphs. Interestingly, in order to read and make 
sense of them, when I select forward, inline, the resulting new mail window displays the email 


On Monday, February 29, 2016 08:45:03 PM Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Friday 26 February 2016 18:32:07 gczerw at ec.rr.com wrote:
> > I accidentally resolved the problem, but I have no idea why my actions
> > resolved it. I moved all of the {numbered} files in
> > /.kde4/kmail2/autosave to another temporary directory, then attempted
> > to start kontact, and it started!
> > 
> > If someone can explain why this worked, I'd appreciate it!
> Kontact/KMail frequently saves messages you are writing to the autosave
> folder to prevent the loss of those messages if a crash occurs. On the
> next start the autosaved messages are automatically opened so that you
> can continue writing them.
> It seems that in your case one of the autosaved messages was corrupt and
> triggered another crash each time Kontact/KMail tried to open this
> message.
> It would be helpful if you could identify the autosaved file that causes
> the crash and if you then filed a bug report at https://bugs.kde.org
> with the "bad" file as attachment (provided it does not contain
> sensitive information).
> Regards,
> Ingo

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