kmail (and evolution)

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Dec 6 15:20:03 UTC 2005

Steve Turnbull wrote:

> On Tuesday 06 December 2005 02:42, Jon Towne wrote:
>> Hi:  I've been using kde 3.5 and kmail 1.9 in my Kubuntu breezy  and
>> kmail just developed a freeze up whenever I delete messages in inbox, not
>> permanently, but for a few minutes.  I reinstalled it without avail so I
>> installed evolution and discovered it won't delete messages either
>> although
>> it doesn't freeze just a line across the message without being deleted. 
>> I
>> don't know how they could be related.  Kmail can at times be buggy.  Jon
> If you highlight all messages and then press delete, KMail doesn't
> 'delete' the mail, it just moves it to your local Trash, which can take
> time if you have a lot of mail. If you want to directly delete the mail,
> try highlighting the messages and doing 'Shift --> Delete' This should be
> a great deal faster...
> Don't know with Evolution though, but probably something similar...

The Evolution issue is completely different.  It's normal on many mail
programs to mark mail as deleted in IMAP or Maildir folders without purging
it.  You could probably make KMail look like Evolution (which I understand
is not what you want).  There should be an evolution option that allows you
to delete messages immediately rather than just mark as deleted.  The
actual deletion is usually referred to as "Expunge", and marked messages
are physically removed when the application is closed.

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