kmail loses emails in local folders!

Bug #199367 reported by LimCore on 2008-03-07
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kdepim (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Kmail loses emails sometimes!

ubuntu 7.10 amd 64: ii kmail 4:3.5.7enterpr KDE Email client

From local folders - so there is no way to refresh them. If You have the emails still on the server you can recreated account or download
it again in a program that do not lose emails, but otherwise your email is lost.

It would seem this happens especially when kmail crash, but it would seem that not only then.

The lost email have No Subject as subject, Unknown as sender, and totally empty body (v).
However, the Size is set and seems to be correct.

Imho this is a grave bug, because it may cause irreversible data lost.

What are you doing to make kmail crash?

Changed in kdepim:
status: New → Incomplete
LimCore (limcore) wrote :

@ Sarah Hobbs,

to crash kmail I for example do

or do a search in all messages in all local folders (this works always on this account at least)

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

The email is gone from local folder
where I moved it some time ago from inbox (from pop account)

on the hard drive, directory


contains files for all email, except this two emails which are missing.

So apparently kmail left info about them in cache but destroyed them on hard drive :(

Changed in kdepim:
status: Incomplete → New

This bug was filed on Gutsy. Does this still occur in hardy? If so what version of KDE are you currently using? Likewise, what version of kmail?

Changed in kdepim:
status: New → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in kdepim:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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