KMail does not store sent messages in IMAP folder as configured

Bug #502096 reported by Nico R. on 2010-01-01
This bug affects 1 person
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kdepim (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdepim

In one of my users’ accounts, there is a single identity in KMail. KMail is configured to store all sent mails in a dedicated IMAP folder for this identity.

Whenever a mail is sent by the user, KMail stores it in the “sent messages” folder within “Local Folders”. This is wrong. I expect the message to be stored in the “sent messages” folder within the IMAP account, as set in the identity configuration.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jan 1 16:56:25 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/kontact
Package: kontact 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu6
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: kdepim
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic i686

Version: 1.11.4 (using 4.2.4 (KDE 4.2.4) "release 2", KDE:42 / openSUSE_11.1)
Compiler: gcc
OS: Linux (x86_64) release

When one sends an email over IMAP, the email is copied to the local sent-items folder. It should be stored in the corresponding IMAP-folder (too?).

Add an IMAP email.
Send an email.
Check IMAP sent-items, the email is not there.
Check local sent-items, the email is stored here.

Nico R. (n-roeser) wrote :
Nico R. (n-roeser) wrote :

I should add that sending emails is done by using an SMTP server configured in the preferences.

Could this be KDE bug 198620 <URL:>?

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jonathan Kolberg (bulldog98) wrote :

I noticed this behaviour, too, and think it would be usefull if that would be done.

Changed in kdepim:
status: Unknown → New

You have to configure that with you identity. That normally works :)

Changed in kdepim:
status: New → Invalid

But shouldn’t it be at least a default setting?

Then lets make this a which

*** Bug 206460 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Changed in kdepim:
status: Invalid → New
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Upstream: You have to configure that with your identity.
The bug is now about using the IMAP sent folder by default instead of the local one.

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Closing in favor of KDE bug report, please refer there for updates. Thanks.

Changed in kdepim (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in kdepim:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

Thank you for your feature request. Kmail1 is currently unmaintained so we are closing all wishes. Please feel free to reopen a feature request for Kmail2 if it has not already been implemented.
Thank you for your understanding.

Instead of creating a new feature request, please confirm here if the wishlist is still valid for kmail2.

Changed in kdepim:
status: New → Unknown

This is very much still the case in Kmail 4.14.6.

I can select a sent mail folder in the New Message window, and I can make it sticky, but it is not per-identity. There should be a per-identity setting for this.

Changed in kdepim:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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