All local folders lost in KMail

Günter Lichtenberg mail at
Thu Aug 15 11:19:27 BST 2019

On Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:12:44 CEST Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:42:42 AM MDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> > 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.
> I've been using KMail and several POP3 mailboxes (my ISP, and GMail and even
> Hotmail) since KDE 2.something and I've never had the melt-downs I see from
> IMAP users, especially after Akonadi got into the mix. I use maildir
> folders, and that may help a lot. There are sometimes filtering problems,
> but that's down to Akonadi's timing and filtering faults.

Same here: pop3 + maildir +postgres without problems since KDE2 except the 
occasional duplicate emails (which is fixed by "Remove duplicate emails")

Only the migration from mbox to maildir 10 years ago or so was tedious.

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