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Re: Lost KMail Folders/outbox

Hi Markus,


thanks for your response.


On Saturday 04 February 2017 20:37:54 Markus Raab wrote:

> Hi,


> Rainer Dorsch wrote:

> > it seems that I lost the folder Kmail Folders/outbox (in the Kmail Folder

> > view). I seems I have a message stuck in the outbox and now all messages

> > are queing behind this message, i.e. sending mail with this kmail

> > installation does not work anymore :-(

> >

> > Akonadi console shows me that I have 14 messages queued in KMail

> > Folders/outbox.

> >

> > In Akonadi console I still see Kmail Folders/outbox in the Browser.

> >

> > Any insight how to recover this installation is very welcome.


> I had a similar issue with an out-going mail stucked for a very long time.

> (on a Debian Jessie box) The stucked mail was not shown in the outbox.


> For me, in the options -> configure kmail ("KMail einrichten") -> "Zugänge"

> -> sending mails ("Versand"), sending mails in the outbox ("Nachrichten im

> Postausgang senden:") changing to 'always when fetching mails' ("Bei allen

> Abholvorgängen") at least gets rid of stucked mails when I fetch mails the

> next time. (The english texts are guessed, I do not want to restart with

> other locales. Shouldn't be too hard to find.)


> Hope that helps.


I had that option already enabled ("Send messages in outbox folder: On All Mail Checks").


What at the end helped me was the Arch wiki (which is a wonderful source of information):




I did not strictly follow, but after backing up the akonadi directories, I opened


SystemSettings > Personal


and deleted the KMail Folder resource, which contained my outbox.


After that I restartarted akonadi and reopened kmail. My outbox was back in another resource and I can send mail again.


Kind regards






Rainer Dorsch


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