Kmail not syncing read/unread state with imap mailbox

Francesco frapox at
Mon Apr 29 12:12:38 BST 2019

On lunedì 29 aprile 2019 11:50:33 CEST René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Monday April 29 2019 11:35:08 Francesco wrote:
> >messages still not marked as read!
> Even messages that came in while kmail wasn't running?

I think so, but I'll do further checks.
However I don't get that point of this question.
> NB: to be 100% certain you should have stopped akonadi completely, or
> suspended the host on which it is running. *Usually* email accounts
> are taken offline when you quit kmail but if for some reason they
> come back online they could have been syncing (if not only the email
> headers) in the background.

Kmail was off.
akonadi was stopped.
Sure 100%.
> Evidently you don't need to use another computer for Thunderbird if
> you stopped akonadi (`akonadictl stop`).


> If your issue persists even after that you probably should file a bug
> report because your kmail build is violating the very principle
> behind IMAP (keeping all state on the remote mail server so you can
> read your email from any host without having to remember which
> messages you already read etc).
> R.



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