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    Default Strange kmail problem

    After a year or more of having kmail crash several times during a mail
    reading session I finally have a program in 12.2 which appears to be
    stable.

    However, it refuses to download all mail. I am able to access mail in
    several ways using: a Blackberry playbook; Thunderbird; a web browser by
    accessing my internet provider's website. Only kmail is set up to delete
    messages on the server.

    When I start my computer in the morning, kmail downloads mail received
    overnight. Afterwards, it will not download mail. A possible reason is
    that the playbook may have downloaded new messages between the two attempts
    at downloading by kmail but I don't know for sure. When I go to the
    server's website I find that the mail downloaded by the playbook is still
    there in the inbox and is still marked as unread. I can fire up Thunderbird
    and retrieve the messages that the playbook downloaded. Only kmail refuses
    to download these messages.

    Is this a feature of kmail or a bug?

    I am about ready to give up on kmail except for two things: I read somewhere
    that development of Thunderbird will cease in the not too distant future; I
    don't know of any EASY way to transfer messages from kmail to another email
    program.


    Suggestions anyone?

    Allan

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    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: Strange kmail problem

    On 19/09/12 16:26, aemau wrote:

    [snip]

    >
    > I am about ready to give up on kmail except for two things: I read somewhere
    > that development of Thunderbird will cease in the not too distant future; I
    > don't know of any EASY way to transfer messages from kmail to another email
    > program.
    >
    >
    > Suggestions anyone?
    >
    > Allan
    >


    via IMAP? - May also solve your download problems?

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: Strange kmail problem

    On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:26:32 GMT, aemau <amau@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    >After a year or more of having kmail crash several times during a mail
    >reading session I finally have a program in 12.2 which appears to be
    >stable.
    >
    >However, it refuses to download all mail. I am able to access mail in
    >several ways using: a Blackberry playbook; Thunderbird; a web browser by
    >accessing my internet provider's website. Only kmail is set up to delete
    >messages on the server.
    >
    >When I start my computer in the morning, kmail downloads mail received
    >overnight. Afterwards, it will not download mail. A possible reason is
    >that the playbook may have downloaded new messages between the two attempts
    >at downloading by kmail but I don't know for sure. When I go to the
    >server's website I find that the mail downloaded by the playbook is still
    >there in the inbox and is still marked as unread. I can fire up Thunderbird
    >and retrieve the messages that the playbook downloaded. Only kmail refuses
    >to download these messages.
    >
    >Is this a feature of kmail or a bug?
    >
    >I am about ready to give up on kmail except for two things: I read somewhere
    >that development of Thunderbird will cease in the not too distant future; I
    >don't know of any EASY way to transfer messages from kmail to another email
    >program.
    >
    >
    >Suggestions anyone?
    >
    >Allan


    kmail (and maybe kmail2, which does twisted thing with akonadi for no good
    reason) use pretty bog standard *nix ways of storing email (mbox or
    maildir i think). Many other clients can read these. Though many are cli
    or ncurses (no html).

    ?-)

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