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Bug#353762: kmail: KMail freezes it's GUI when sending/receiving mail

Package: kmail
Version: 4:3.5.1-1
Severity: important

KMail freezes it's GUI when sending mails or receiving new mails.
This bug is especially flustrating when KMail filters mails through
SpamAssassing, SpamBayes or ClamAV, since each mail takes secons to

Try to write a new mail to someone and check for new mails with SPAM
and Virus filtering set up. Ensure you have some new mails to download.
The mail editor will suspend for seconds (depending on the speed of your

This problem exists for years and remains unsolved. The bug is increasingly
flustrating, since filtering time increases faster than available CPU speed.

Is it possible to move the time consuming processes out of the GUI thread?

Using a separate process or a dedicated KDE service could be a better
solution than freezing the whole application. Filtering should run with a
lower priority (around 10-15) to prevent unnecessary system hog when
checking for new mail.

See comments here: http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41514

YES, this is a duplicate bug-report. But I think re-reporting this bug is
essential, since usability of KMail suffers badly.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-sirius-20051219-0354
Locale: LANG=hu_HU, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins       4:3.4.3-3      core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a               4:3.5.1-1      core libraries for all KDE applica
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins        4:3.5.1-1      KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.17-1       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libaudio2                 1.7-3          The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                     2.3.5-12.1     GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfontconfig1            2.3.2-1.1      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.10-1       FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.0.2-8      GCC support library
ii  libice6                   6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11                  0.5.18-1       GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-11          The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkcal2b                 4:3.5.1-1      KDE calendaring library
ii  libkdepim1a               4:3.5.1-1      KDE PIM library
ii  libkleopatra1             4:3.5.1-1      KDE GnuPG interface libraries
ii  libkmime2                 4:3.5.1-1      KDE MIME interface library
ii  libkpimidentities1        4:3.5.1-1      KDE PIM user identity information 
ii  libksieve0                4:3.5.1-1      KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib1c2a            4:3.5.1-1      KDE mime library
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.8rel-5     PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt                 3:3.3.5-3      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstdc++6                4.0.2-8        The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxcursor1               1.1.3-1        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System Input extension li
ii  libxinerama1              6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System multi-head display
ii  libxrandr2                6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1               1:    X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    6.9.0.dfsg.1-4 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  perl                      5.8.7-10       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-9      compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins           4:3.4.3-3  core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins            4:3.5.1-1  KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  procmail                      3.22-15    Versatile e-mail processor

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