Version: 1.9.7 (using KDE 3.5.7, Debian Package 4:3.5.7.dfsg.1-1 (lenny/sid))
Compiler: Target: i486-linux-gnu
OS: Linux (i686) release 188.8.131.52-mactelmko
I'm using a POP3 account and a IMAP account for email.
After I have read my new mails they appear un-read again
- when I select a different folder and return to Inbox afterwards
- kmail closes and becomes visible again
- kmail quits and is started again
Please see attached screenshots.
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Situation when starting kmail, have several unread mails
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After selecting each mail they get marked as read
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Selected another folder and returned to inbox, all prev unread are unread again
Does this problem happen for all mails or only the IMAP ones?
If so, this is probably the same as bug 140010.
The problem I mentioned appears to happen only for my Inbox folder ( which contains only POP3 mails ).
I have several other folders to which I copy incoming fails automatically by specified rules. When a mail of
a folder ( not inbox-folder ) is read it stays in this read-state.
Additonally I have another IMAP account which uses other folders. As far as I know there's no problem with the
IMAP stuff when it comes to read-mark issue.
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Hmm, strange problem, I haven't seen anything like that.
Maybe you index file for your inbox is corrupt or read-only for some reason.
How can I see if this may be the problem.
Where are the mentioned files located and what permissions do they need to
>Where are the mentioned files located and what permissions do they need to have ?
The index files are located under $HOME/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail
Seems that the files you want to look at are .index.*
WARNING: Do not delete these files without a backup
Fedora 7, KDE-3.5.7, KMail-1.9.7 - I confirm this bug, it hit me couple of days ago, but IMHO _not_ immediately after any KDE component upgrade.
I see it too, ditto on Fedora 7, and I think it started just a week or so ago. In the setup where I see this, I have no IMAP accounts, just one local and one POP (gmail). The Fedora bug is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/250009
I checked what is goin on in ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail/* directories.
IIRC file that stores read e-mail should have ":2,S" suffix.
And I see here that this suffix is _NOT_ added, no matter if I:
- read the message,
- choose "mark all as read" in apropriate folder
Hovewer in kmails dir/status view, number of unread mail is being refreshed.
So, num_unread_mail != num_files_with_":2,S"_suffix
And obviously, if I visit that directory again - kmail refreshes dir/status view, and this messages re-appear as unread.
The only combination that 'works' is:
1. "mark all as read",
2. "compress folder"
Doing this makes ":2,S" appear where it should be.
But after kmail restart this wrong behaviour returns.
After removing all *.index files from the mail directories everthing works as expected.
Removing *.index makes no difference here.
Also, some new info @ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/250009:
All my "important" and "todo" marks are gone from all mails, and newly created marks disappear as soon as I switch away from the folder.
Reading the RedHat bugreport implies that this was either a problem with their packages or with your system times set wrong. Can you confirm that this problem is gone and - if that's the case - close this report please?