About had it

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 07:39:34 UTC 2011


On 26/11/11 18:36, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> For the last several years, I've been running  XFCE as a lightweight desktop
> because I didn't want to go through all of the glitz and development pains of
> KDE 4.xx
>
> Then came 11.10   and kmail2.
>
> I bit the bullet and switched (with great effort) to kmail2 and started to
> live with KDE.
>
> Although kmail2 has been a great disaster, and I see more and more use of
> AKONADI (which I think sucks),  I don't see much hope for kubuntu, as least as
> far as I am concerned.
>
> As an example, I have a "lab-rat" machine here that I use to test out new
> releases.   I recently noticed that I have been missing emails that I know
> came into my email server and then got lost.  I tracked it down to my lab-rat
> sucking up emails from time to time.  But how can that be???   kmail2 wasn't
> running on the lab-rat so how can it be doing anything with emails?
>
> Well, NOW akonadi does email fetching, even without kmail running.  And this
> machine that was just sitting there was sucking up emails from time to time.
>
> I think KDE is heading down a rat-hole...   and I may well head back to XFCE
> and use T-bird or find someother email program.  Kmail doesn't work well
> anymore and doesn't work with address books or recent addresses anymore.
> (yes, I know this can probably be fixed by fussing with 'akonadi'  but I look
> at akonadi as being a big black pile of poop and the more it gets involved
> with EVERYTHING KDE  I think the worse things are going to get.
>
Supposedly this behaviour can be switched off from the "accounts" 
settings in KMail2. Click on "retrieval options" and tick "offline when 
KMail shuts down". I am not 100 the setting sticks though, still trying 
it out.

Sinclair



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