Bug 120089 - KMail forgets the Sender Identity setting
Summary: KMail forgets the Sender Identity setting
Alias: None
Product: kmail
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 1.9.1
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-14 09:51 UTC by András Manţia
Modified: 2015-04-12 09:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description András Manţia 2006-01-14 09:51:41 UTC
Version:           1.9.1 (using KDE Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources
Compiler:          gcc version 4.0.2 20050901 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)
OS:                Linux

I have to set the sender identity for my folders a lot of time as KMail simply forgets them.  I don't know when it happens, but might be after a crash or forced exit from KDE (usually when resume fails from suspend to disk).

Related to this, if I have two identities for the same mail address (one with signature enabled, the other one without), no matter what I set, KMail always picks up the first identity that matches the mail address.
Comment 1 Thiago Macieira 2006-01-14 15:44:37 UTC
It happens after a crash. This means your folder configuration got corrupted.

It's quite common, but it's not really KMail's fault (except when it caused the crash).
Comment 2 András Manţia 2006-01-14 15:59:24 UTC
I think Kmail's *settings* should survive any crash, except when it 
happen at the time when the settings file is written.
Comment 3 András Manţia 2006-01-15 20:26:28 UTC
Sorry Thiago, I have to reopen. KMail can crash because the program is crashing, or because of unexpected reasons, like a power loss (it just happened today for me). KMail can recover even your mail that you are composing, so it should not loose the folder settings as well. 
 It seems that it doesn't forget for all folders, maybe only for those that had new mails since the last startup? Please do not close until a KMail developer says that there is no solution to fix this.
 Also there was mentioned another issue with the sender indentity setting.
Comment 4 Thiago Macieira 2006-01-19 19:11:48 UTC
You know the "one report, one issue" rule :-)
Comment 5 András Manţia 2006-01-19 20:06:27 UTC
Old habits from the (even more limited) internet access possibilities. 
Comment 6 Carsten Lohrke 2006-02-15 03:19:40 UTC
> It happens after a crash. This means your folder configuration got corrupted. 

I noticed this too and it happens on a normal logout, while KMail is still open. If I close KMail manually before, the folder identity value gets saved properly. I did not look up if KMail crashes on logout yet (at least visually there seems to be no problem), but I doubt it. Maybe a session issue?
Comment 7 Thiago Macieira 2006-03-05 17:31:14 UTC
*** Bug 121738 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Björn Ruberg 2009-12-24 16:44:32 UTC
Still a problem in a recent kmail version?
Comment 9 Juha Tuomala 2011-06-06 13:43:39 UTC
related bug 131710.
Comment 10 Juha Tuomala 2011-06-06 13:54:23 UTC
Fedora 14, still active issue with: kdepim-
Comment 11 Laurent Montel 2015-04-12 09:44:41 UTC
Thank you for taking the time to file a bug report.

KMail2 was released in 2011, and the entire code base went through significant changes. We are currently in the process of porting to Qt5 and KF5. It is unlikely that these bugs are still valid in KMail2.

We welcome you to try out KMail 2 with the KDE 4.14 release and give your feedback.