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Bug#338968: kmail: KMail uses ~/Mail on first run without informing user

Package: kmail
Version: 4:3.3.2-3
Severity: wishlist

I have been a long term Mutt user and have stored my mail in ~/Mail             
which is apparently special to KMail (unbeknownst to me until today).           
I opted to use KMail today for a second POP account and noticed it              
took a long time to open and once it did all of my current Mutt folders         
were displayed.  Worse yet, it created several new directories under            
~/Mail and reset all of the access times on the Mutt folders which              
really messed up Mutt's ability to tell me of new mail for a time.              
At the very least, KMail should notice when it is run for the first             
time that ~/Mail already exists (especially if KMail's private                  
directories are not yet created) and prompt the user whether to use             
~/Mail or offer to create a new directory and warn the user of the              
KMail should not assume that it is the only mailer used.  Right now the         
only way I can use KMail is to rename ~/Mail to something else and              
reconfigure Procmail and Mutt.                                                  
- Nate >>                                                                       

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdelibs4                  4:3.3.2-6.1    KDE core libraries
ii  libc6                     2.3.5-6        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.0.2-2      GCC support library
ii  libice6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libkcal2a                 4:3.3.2-3      KDE calendaring library
ii  libkdenetwork2            4:3.3.2-3      KDE Network library
ii  libkdepim1                4:3.3.2-3      KDE PIM library
ii  libkleopatra0a            4:3.3.2-3      KDE GnuPG interface libraries
ii  libkpimidentities1        4:3.3.2-3      KDE PIM user identity information 
ii  libksieve0                4:3.3.2-3      KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib1a              4:3.3.2-3      KDE mime library
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.8rel-1     PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt             3:3.3.4-3      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstdc++5                1:3.3.6-7      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  perl                      5.8.7-6        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  xlibs                     6.8.2.dfsg.1-7 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-4      compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins           4:3.3.2-1  KDE I/O Slaves
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins            4:3.3.2-3  KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  procmail                      3.22-11    Versatile e-mail processor

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