Kmail leaves sent messages in outbox folder

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Thu Sep 8 05:26:45 BST 2016

On 09/07/16 14:19, Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> On сряда, 7 септември 2016 г. 11:57:14 EEST ianseeks wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 7 September 2016 12:49:52 BST Georgi Kourtev wrote:
>>> On сряда, 7 септември 2016 г. 8:08:10 EEST ianseeks wrote:
>>>> On Wednesday, 7 September 2016 09:35:47 BST Georgi Kourtev wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I have a terrible glitch in the system where kmail is leaving some of
>>>>> the
>>>>> messages in the outbox folder instead of moving them to sent or other
>>>>> folder I require.
>>>>> Any ideas how to make it work as expected? Thanks,
>>>>> gk
>>>> Can you post more information about your system, kmail, e.g. Version
>>>> numbers, then someone might be able to help
>>> Sorry, forgot to mention this:
>>> Kubuntu 16.04
>>> KDE Plasma version 5.6.5
>>> Qt version 5.5.1
>>> Kontact version 5.1.3
>>> The account is a POP3.
>>> gk
>> Not sure if i can help but something to check...
>> With the Settings/Configure Kmail/Identities/<select
>> identity>/modify/advanced tab, is the Sent Mail folder option set on and
>> set to the correct one? Or do you have a filter set that may put the email
>> back into the outbox folder.
>> Or are you sure that email has been sent and its not got an error message on
>> the email if you open it in the outbox?
>> Thats the limit of my knowledge...
> The settings are correct -- sent mail should go to SENT folder, unless I
> change it to another before sending the message.
> The messages are sent -- I have the notification from Kmail + I cc my private
> account to make 100% sure. So the messages just stay there as unsent...
Without having any knowledge really of the inner workings of KMail and 
Akonadi: I am on the same version as you after doing a "clean install" 
but keeping my /home folder and I see all sorts of "funny stuff" in 
Kmail. Like folders repeatedly marking all mail as unread...

and I have for the umpteenth time since the whole search thing in 
Contacts was introduced lost automatic search for email address...

My solution is the simple but boring: from a konsole terminal run 
akonadictl stop. Then reboot

all the best

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