All local folders lost in KMail

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Wed Aug 14 18:42:42 BST 2019

On Wednesday August 14 2019 17:30:38 Peter Humphrey wrote:

> my mail on the local IMAP server instead of fetching it here. I've only had 
> that in place since it became clear that KMail would never be fault free with 
> POP accounts.

I'm always a bit surprised when I see people are actually still using that old, cumbersome protocol (POP3).
I'd most likely configure the account(s) in question as external(s) in one of my gmail accounts, have gmail fetch the mail, filter it etc. and then read it over IMAP.

If you already have a local IMAP server, why not use that for archiving (with the account configured to cache as little as possible in the akonadi db to prevent too much redundancy? The reason I use IMAP for archiving is that it's MUA-agnostic, and the actual folders are simple files I can hack into with vi if I have a reason to.


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