kmail in dapper beta crashes often on folder change

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Apr 27 18:48:43 UTC 2006

gerhard wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, 26. April 2006 21:21 schrieb Derek Broughton:
>> I have many thousands of messages in mailing lists in IMAP, too, so
>> that's hardly the point.
> I don't use IMAP, and have mixed folders in mbox and maildir format.
> I know, I should move the mbox folders to maildir, and delete the mbox
> folders.
> But, as I already mentioned, in breezy kmail worked like a breeze, and
> now every 2 or 5 times I change the folder kmail crashes. I noticed
> that behaviour some month ago after an upgrade. I turned the most
> popular folders into maildir to solve the problem, it helped
> slightly...

Sorry, my mistake, it was Sandip who said he'd seen this reported against
IMAP folders.  Sandip - please post the link to the bug at  I
really suspect the root of _your_ problem is a buggy IMAP server, as IMAP
is dead stable for me with different IMAP servers (though if it _is_ a bug
in the server, KMail still has to handle it properly - crashing is not a
preferred option :-) ).

I can't help you much with mbox problems - I never use them.  Are you
certain that nothing else (other than your MDA) is touching those mboxes? 

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