I started with a clean config, so I can't say much about migration. But it
still is far from flawless.
Creating new imap accounts with identities is really a pain. The account
wizard should be in the settings, not in "Tools". I created three imap
accounts with corresponding Identities by hand before I found it. And even
with the account wizzard, you have to set the folders for "sent",
At the beginning I got errors about the "Local Folders". They only stopped
after I removed the Akonadi ressource and restarted everything. The ressource
was added again automatically, but the one test message I put in there was
lost in the process. I hope the same thing does not also happen during a
migration with real mail in the folders.
Now to the things that still don't work properly:
* I can't get Kmail2 to check for new mails on start, although I have selected
it in the options. I still have to wait for the regular check intervall to
* Sometimes mails I have read on an imap account become unread again (or even
undeleted) after the next mail check. I have to manually mark the mail as read
* Sometimes I can not read mails for an account and I get a message like "can
not fetch mail in offline mode". I don't know why it thiks I'm offline, but
works again after selecting "Work Offline" and "Work Online" in
* "Allow this time" for kdewallet is no longer feasible. kmail1 asked one time
on start, with kmail2 I now get one dialog per account.
I think I'll give reverting to kmail1 (using my old kmail1 config) a try.
On Tuesday 29 November 2011 23:39:24 Roy Dragseth wrote:
I've been following the threads about the problems with Kmail2
and was kinda
worried before upgrading to F16. And right enough, I had two days of post-
traumatic flashbacks to the KDE3-KDE4 transition, but after som trial and
error I've found it rather good. Some quirks, sure, but in my experience
they are more related to akonadi and kwallet than Kmail itself:
o akonadi doesn't like suspend/resumes on my laptop. I need to restart it
every time. After a akonadi restart kmail can read mail again, if you don't
restart kmail will hang and show the "Fetching folder...." screen forever.
o sometimes the kwalletd will bomb out (claiming to be open, but contain no
user/passwd info) and thus kmail will hang on fetching mail. A Disable
kwallet - Apply - Enable kwallet - Apply cycle in System Settings will
bring things back into order again.
o often the Next/Prev Message in the Go menu are grayed out and you cannot
jump to the next message with the keyboard. Selecting another message or
folder with the mouse brings things back in order again.
Trying to convert the Kmail1 mail caches was a no-go, I deleted all local
caches and setup everything fresh. I'm using imap exclusively and do all
filtering with procmail on the server side so it didn't matter, this might
not be an option for people using local mail folders...
So, all in all, kmail2 was better than feared for my use.
Thanks for all the good work done by the maintainers,