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Old 07-07-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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IMAP, Kmail, & Thunderbird

Hi all,

I used to use a POP account with Kmail, and everything worked wonderfully for the most part.

However, I now have an IMAP account, and Kmail seems to perform horribly with IMAP or not at all.

Out of desperation, I tried Thunderbird, and it works fine. So does Seamonkey mail. So I know the problem isn't my IMAP service.

Has anyone else had experiences with Kmail performing poorly with IMAP, or does anyone have any advice on how to fix the problem?

I have nothing against Thunderbird. I just prefer Kmail because I'm a Slackware/KDE user, so Kmail integrated.

As far as I can tell, the settings on Kmail and Thunderbird are the same, so it's not a configuration problem.

Old 07-08-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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On the contrary. I have excellent experiences with KMail. I am running it on Debian Sarge/Etch/Lenny with KDE version 3.3 and 3.5.

I am using my own Dovecot IMAP server. Mail is popped off the ISP mailbox and transferred to Dovecot. I access Dovecot from the local LAN, thru a WAN connection and trhu the Internet (about 1Mbps)

Sometimes when I connect thru the Internet, it might take some time before the message list is shown. But I have > 1GB mail and > 5000 messages in some folders.

In what sense does KMail behave horribly?

Old 07-08-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!

I upgraded to Slackware 12` and now Kmail is working well.

Before I was using Slackware 11 and Kmail 1.9.7 and KDE 3.5.7 (the same KDE version in Slackware 12, I believe), and Kmail would download the message headers very slowly or not at all. Thunderbird, on the other hand, would have no problem at all. Strange.

But at least I have Kmail working now. (:



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