A fresh start with KMail

Peter Humphrey peter at prh.myzen.co.uk
Mon Aug 19 09:50:56 BST 2019

On Saturday, 17 August 2019 16:50:34 BST I wrote:

> Having tired (many times :) ) of wrestling with KMail, I've decided to start
> again from scratch. Not only a new user account, but no import of old
> emails. I've created the folder structure and imported my filters, but I've
> no emails. This one may even be the first.

Well, I know it's early days yet, but after receiving 50 emails via POP3, 
kmail is behaving itself impeccably. This reinforces what I said:

> My reasoning is that something must be wrong with the store of emails I've
> built up over the years, to cause such mayhem. So: save it somewhere safe
> and start all over again.

So now it seems there's an opportunity (!) to ferret out where kmail is 
vulnerable to its own data structures. Perhaps something as simple as wrongly 
specified array bounds. As I said before, though, I'm not confident I could 
help in that search, though I'd be happy to give it a go if I had a pointer to 
where to start.

(Management-speak: "we don't have problems here, only opportunities.")


Gentoo stable system, openrc-0.41.2
gcc 8.3.0, sys-kernel/gentoo-sources 4.19.66
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
dev-db/mariadb-10.2.22-r1, net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.24.2
x11-drivers/xf86-video-amdgpu 19.0.1
dev-libs/amdgpu-pro-opencl 19.10.785425-r1

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