kmail refuses to check for new mail
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Thu Sep 27 23:39:18 UTC 2007
Donatas G. wrote:
> Strange thing: when I use a 3G modem to connect to internet in my laptop
> and not wireless/wired network connection, kmail refuses to check for new
I wouldn't say it's a "strange" thing. But it's a damned annoying one. It
appears to be intentional, and related to Network Manager, and the "network
status daemon" and possibly the "DNS-SD Service Watcher". They're b0rked,
and I haven't seen any indication that there's a plan to fix this.
> Or rather, once I push "Check Mail On" button, the status bar of Kmail
> says: "Sending finished. No new letters". This happens on imap account
> that I know does have a lot of new mail,
In KMail, I suspect it's _specifically_ related only to IMAP folders. Since
all my mail is on the local IMAP server, so I shouldn't need _any_
interfaces up, that's infuriating.
> How do I troubleshoot that? Could that be some new feature of kmail, that
> it checks mail only when some network interface is up (and programmers
> forgot about ppp0)?
Yes. That's exactly true.
> The same strange behaviour was noticeable in Konqueror - it would say a
> webpage is not reachable at once without even trying (firefox opened pages
Yes, same error.
> This behaviour stopped when I disabled usage of cachee for
Oh? That's news to me. Thanks.
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