Does KMail2 work better in 12.04

Jon Piper jonpiper at
Thu May 3 16:11:31 UTC 2012

Word to the wise: Forget KMail and use Thunderbird. It has been working 
since 8.04 without a hickup. It elicits more comments than anything else 
on the forum  -- should rename the forum "Kmail questions forum".

Jon Piper

On 05/03/2012 11:13 AM, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Thursday 03 May 2012 16:06:17 Mark Fraser wrote:
>> On Wednesday 02 May 2012 06:15:16 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> On 01/05/12 22:49, Anton wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I used KMail since I uses KDE (first Suse then Kubuntu).
>>>> But starting with KMail2 in Kubuntu 11.10 I got
>>>> to much problems and I switched to Thunderbird.
>>>> Now my question: does anybody still use KMail2 and if yes,
>>>> does it work now in 12.04.
>>> Note that something that does not work in KDEPIM 4.8.2 (the version in
>>> 12.04) is autocompletion of mail addresses from contact/addressbooks
>>> when you compose email. And as far as I have been able to try out the
>>> same goes for Distribution Lists/ Groups.
>>> According to what I have found out via forums and mailinglists the
>>> function is disabled in 4.8.x and will return in 4.9 later this year.
>> I do hope KMail is better in 12.04 than it is in 11.10 as I've just about
>> had enough of it and every day I find something else that isn't working
>> correctly. Was getting concerned about the amount of disk access that it
>> seemed to be doing so I tried iotop and at points it is over 1M/s on disk
>> reads. Some days I wish I'd stayed with 11.04 and waited for it to become
>> more stable.
> It is more like 30M/s reading and that email took almost a minute to actually
> send!

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