Bug 427738 - "POP3 Account" stays as the name for each email I set up; have to check setting each time to tell which it is!
Summary: "POP3 Account" stays as the name for each email I set up; have to check setti...
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: config dialog (show other bugs)
Version: 5.14.2
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-10-15 07:16 UTC by Ruth
Modified: 2021-05-26 01:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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kmail account settings (89.99 KB, image/png)
2021-05-26 01:01 UTC, Ricardo J. Barberis

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Description Ruth 2020-10-15 07:16:35 UTC
I've used KMail for over 13 years, and always preferred it for the multiple accounts I could set up and check ALL my emails in about 2 hours a day. Today I installed LEAP 15.2 and the new KMail2 (vs.5.14.2 (20.04.2)) is frustrating me no end. I don't really care for IMAP, but I've even tried that.

When I set up the outgoing account for a domain email, I give it my abbreviated code names, but all of them now show in the drop-down list as "POP3 Account" - so to find out which one it is, I have to go back into the settings to check.

I've changed some of them to IMAP, which solves this problem, but this will be a near learning curve. I dread having to go often to each email in their Cpanel, to sweep out the emails I've deleted in KMail.

Is this a permanent feature now, or am I just lacking some setup info? If it's a bug, I'd sure like it cleared up. I've already lost several days to computer issues, and need to get back to my work routines!

1. Tried it dozens of times tonight, both for POP3, and IMAP

The generic term, "POP3 Account" is still always the menu/list name for the emails.

to be able to name each email for the Check Mail dropdown list by name.

Linux/KDE Plasma: 5.18.5
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.18.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.71.0
Qt Version: 5.12.7

Comment 1 Ricardo J. Barberis 2021-05-26 00:59:21 UTC
Confirmed, KMail 5.17.1 (21.04.1)

Operating System: Slackware 15.0beta
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.82.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.39
OS Type: 64-bit
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz
Memory: 15.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics
Comment 2 Ricardo J. Barberis 2021-05-26 01:01:59 UTC
Created attachment 138795 [details]
kmail account settings

Forgot to add a screenshot showing the problem, sorry it's ins spanish but still understendable :)
Comment 3 Ricardo J. Barberis 2021-05-26 01:34:11 UTC
Hmm, after searching the code for "POP3 Account" I found this 2 lines:


Which made me think that naming/renaming the accounts should work.

And it did!

Maybe it's a bug only during creation of the accounts?

Just in case, this is what I did:

- Opened kmail, went to settings - accounts: All of the names were "POP3 Account"
- Edited one by one changing their names, it still showed "POP3 Account" in the list but editing them again showed the right name inside
- Closed kmail
- Stopped akonadi and started it again
- Started kmail, went to settings - accounts: All of the names were those i set!