"Unable to Complete LIST Operation Error" Still Occurs

Steve Lamb grey at dmiyu.org
Tue May 13 23:49:44 BST 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 3:32 pm, Robert Tilley wrote:
> I have been unable to get my mail since April 24 because KMail will
> report "Unable to complete LIST operation.".

> I'm using KMail 1.9.6 and KDE 3.5.8.  Google shows this error has existed
> for about one year.  What's happening with the effort to correct this
> situation?

    Well, that depends.  The only Google hit I have on that string is an
incomplete IRC log which does not say anything about KMail having a bug
in it.  Unable to complete a LIST operation (presuming a POP3
connection) could be that your remote mail store is so large KMail times
out before the server can produce an index in response to the LIST
command.  In that case, it isn't a bug, it's a problem with your remote
mail store.

Steve Lamb

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