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    Default Kmail does not allow to create a new folder any more

    Since many years my emails are located in subfolders of /home/karl/Mail e.g. /home/karl/Mail/somebody. I created many subfolders but now I am no longer offered the menu item to add folders to /home/karl/Mail. Any idea?
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    Default Re: Kmail does not allow to create a new folder any more

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Since many years my emails are located in subfolders of /home/karl/Mail e.g. /home/karl/Mail/somebody. I created many subfolders but now I am no longer offered the menu item to add folders to /home/karl/Mail. Any idea?
    Known bug:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350219

    Workarounds:
    - as it is a maildir, you can create the folder manually with dolphin e.g.
    - run akonadiconsole and add it there (on the "Browse" tab)
    Last edited by wolfi323; 28-Jan-2016 at 11:08.

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    Default Re: Kmail does not allow to create a new folder any more

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Known bug:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=350219

    Workarounds:
    - as it is a maildir, you can create the folder manually with dolphin e.g.
    Created a new folder with Dolphin, but the folder does not show up in Kmail

    - run akonadiconsole and add it there (on the "Browse" tab)
    Invoked akonadiconsole > Browser > select folder "Mail" > New Folder. That folder showed up in Kmail and I succeeded with moving mail to this folder.
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    Default Re: Kmail does not allow to create a new folder any more

    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Created a new folder with Dolphin, but the folder does not show up in Kmail
    It should, I did exactly this yesterday... (with the latest KF5 version though)
    But you probably have to restart KMail, or it better should not run at all when you do that. At least you might have to synchronize the mail dir manually (right-click on the "account" and select "Synchronize").

    Using akonadiconsole is preferable though, and it works with all account types, not just maildirs.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 28-Jan-2016 at 11:38.

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    Default Re: Kmail does not allow to create a new folder any more

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But you probably have to restart KMail, or it better should not run at all when you do that. At least you might have to synchronize the mail dir manually (right-click on the "account" and select "Synchronize").
    Behaviour of kmail is completely unreproducible: Sometimes I succeed in quitting kmail, creating the folder, restarting kmail and synchronizing the folder created outside, sometimes kmail will never display the created folder, regardless how often I try synchronizing, sometimes kmail will display the folder but hang on moving mail to it. I even managed to quit kmail, delete the folder, restart kmail with the folder still being there, regardless how hard I tried to synchronize.

    Thus kmail is the only piece of software which shows unreproducible behaviour on my machine.
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