Serious instability in KMail
KMail 1.6.1 running under KDE3.2 (experimental) has suddenly become
seriously unstable. Rebooting to a more conservative installation on
the same computer (Libranet 2.8 using KDE 3.1.5 and KMail 1.5.4, but
sharing the same /home directory) has not so far alleviated the
Problem 1: Selecting a mesage with the mouse damages the text. Selecting
the message reduces the name, sender and date to Unkown. It does not
appear to shorten the message. I believe --- but am not sure --- that
if I move the message to another folder, the entire message might be
This morning, there were only about 20 messages in my Inbox. With the
creation of duplicate messages and loss of headers, more have been
Problem 2: Attempting to apply filters manually to the inbox causes
KMail to crash instantly. My default mail handling is to download all
messages to the inbox. I scan the message list quickly and then do a
Select All| Filter.
Problem 3: If I inadvertently hit Ctrl-J (apply filters manually) while
in a large mailing list directly (one mailing list has 18,000
messages), hundreds, in one case, thousands of duplicates are created.
I use KMail's default maildir format. Is there some reasonably
straightforward way to identify and delete these duplicates.
Problem 4: Kmail frequently ceases responding when I attempt to send a
message. I do not store passwords and therefore always enter them when
prompted when I first load KMail. Similarly, my ISP uses authentication
for sending messages, and I must therefore enter the password again
every time I send a message. KMail frequently hangs for several
minutes, sometimes permanently before the password screen comes up.
This is the first message that I have attempted to send since rebooting
to the more conservative setup. Until I have a better fix on what I
need to do to restabilize the mail store, I would ask that you copy
replies to a WebMail accout where I can access them without using
KMail. The address is brmiller0423 AT yahoodotcountry. The country code