All local folders lost in KMail
peter at prh.myzen.co.uk
Wed Aug 7 10:56:29 BST 2019
Many times I've had to create a new user for myself and set KDE up again from
scratch, always because KMail has got itself into some bind or other. I did it
again yesterday because KMail filtering was generating a duplicate of every
message it filtered, and even when I deleted the duplicate it would often pop
back into existence.
Having set everything up again, with a single IMAP account at a local server
set to download all messages, I started manually applying filters to each
unread message in the in-box. Each filter is set to mark the message unread
while moving it, but on yesterday's system it was doing that and then
immediately marking it read. Odd, but not life-threatening.
This morning I came back to the machine, which runs 24/7, and started KMail to
find that every one of my local folders had vanished, leaving 11 messages in
the IMAP in-box.
So I had to import yesterday's archive and set up the properties of 30-odd
folders once more.
I swear I did nothing to meddle with any databases or my home directory. How
can this possibly happen?
Gentoo stable system, openrc-0.41.2
gcc 8.3.0, sys-kernel/gentoo-sources 4.19.57
QT 5.12.3, KDE frameworks 5.60.0, KDE plasma 5.15.5
KDE apps 19.04.3 incl KMail 19.04.3 (5.11.3), akonadi 19.04.3
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