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Old 01-21-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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Kmail creates "Local Folders" plus "Lokale Ordner". Need only one.


This is somewhat convoluted, so please bear with me.

I run Kmail2 on openSUSE tumbleweed. I have three mail accounts all three connected via IMAP.

All started out well with moving mails to the local folder in this case "Lokale Ordner". Then I noticed that most or all mails I moved from the external accounts to "Lokale Ordner" were marked as unread. Today I noticed that "Lokale Ordner" is mirrored in "local folders" (i.e. there are two folders now with the same mails in their sub-folders). In one of these the mails are read in the other unread. "Lokale Ordner" is a direct translation of "local folders" btw.

I searched the web and found hints, that akonadi might be the culprit. There is also a program called akonadiconsole which is seemingly a powerful tool. It also gives after starting it a dire warning:

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Akonadi Console is purely a development tool. It allows you to view and change internal data structures of Akonadi. You should only change data in here if you know what you are doing, otherwise you risk damaging or losing your personal information management data.
Use at your own risk!
Now, Akonadi Console displays in its list of "agents" both "Lokale Ordner" and "local folders", each with a button "remove". But I most assuredly am not amongst those who could answer positively to "...if you know what you are doing". Dare I remove one of the folders? And how can I make sure it won't come back to haunt me?

Any thoughts and information on this will be highly appreciated.

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Old 01-21-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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a wild guess - do all of your 3 email accounts use german locale, and your system uses english locale, or vice versa?
have you tried adjusting the email accounts to your systems locale (might need delete your email clients files after doing that)?

warning: this is just a wild guess. i don't use kde.
 
Old 01-23-2017, 03:35 AM   #3
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a wild guess - do all of your 3 email accounts use german locale, and your system uses english locale, or vice versa?

Yes, they use german locale, as does my user on the System. I think root might use english. Not sure right now, I don't really notice the language when working. I'll look later.

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have you tried adjusting the email accounts to your systems locale (might need delete your email clients files after doing that)?

warning: this is just a wild guess. i don't use kde.


No, all Servers / Hosts are located in Germany, thus they and my System use the same locale anyhow.


Thanks for trying to help .
 
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so in other words, "Local folders" shouldn't be there at all, it should just be "Lokale Ordner"?

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I searched the web and found hints, that akonadi might be the culprit.
a little more info on that?
 
Old 01-24-2017, 03:24 AM   #5
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so in other words, "Local folders" shouldn't be there at all, it should just be "Lokale Ordner"?
Yes, indeed.

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a little more info on that?


Well https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akonadi rules in the background and AFAIK is the agent to manage a lot of things quietly. When I searched the web for kmail and local folders I stumbled over corresponding posts where I also found the mention of akonadicontrol...
 
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you didn't post the actual article that made you believe that akonadi might be the culprit, or an explanation why the wikipedia article might contain such information.

but i must say i'm sorry i couldn't be of more help - the inner workings of kde are completely unknown to me.
 
Old 01-25-2017, 03:04 AM   #7
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Sorry, I don't remember where the article is , I started digging for information some time ago. I posted the wikipedia-link just as an easy reachable reference on akonadi so you wouldn't have to search.

Well, I made a backup and then used kmail itself to rectify things (for the time being), i.e. kmail offers in its setup options a panel where one can define sources for mails. There I deleted "local Folders" and currently there is only one Version of my local mails in "Lokale Ordner". I'll just have to watch for any reappearance of this "local folders" thing and watch for any signs of untoward behaviour of akonadi.

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