Kmail sucks unless you found a way to fix it

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    Alright maybe this title is a bit strong but that's just how I feel about default KDE email client. It took me forever to set it up properly with Runbox account but that's okay, I am not gonna blame linux software for being user unfriendly. My grudge with Kmail is that it would have been a perfectly good email client if it wasn't for the annoying Outlook 2013 wanna be default mail view divided into Yesterday , Two Days Ago, Sunday, etc...
    Why is everybody trying to imitate microsoft? Their Ribbon UI and widescreen laptops is just not compatible. Thank God libre office developers had some kind of brain and they did not push for it. But Kmail would have been a good email client, well integrated with openSUSE if it wasn't for their email default UI which makes reading and sorting emails 3x times harder.
    Another problem with KMail is the damn KDE wallet. Why do I have to type in my password every time?
    Anyways, I think Kmail is a huge mess. I have installed Evolution, i think it's Gnome based and it's working fine with traditional office 2003 theme and it remembers my password too.
     
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    Thanks I was able to fix that. Now how do I make Kmail remember the damn password.
     
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    I think you have to do it with Kwallet.
     
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    Hmmm I enabled KDE wallet and I could not connect to WiFi. Weird.....
     
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    ehhh it didn't help.... it's okay I will just stick with evolution. Thank you for your help. At least I got half the problem solved.
     
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    I haven't used it for years. I'm happy with Thunderbird.

    BTW, a possibly interesting alternative (which I haven't tested personally) might be Trojitá which is available for Ubuntu here.
     
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    Thunderbird is solid but it lacks exchange support and I also wanted to see if I can live without Mozilla, especially after they decided to bundle ads with their browser. Evolution seems like it's the only choice for exchange support. I like Kmail for being integrated into the KDE and I wanted to see if I could make it work. And it seems like there are solutions for Kmail which Im happy about. Although some require more digging that others, for which I think you.
     
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    Call me noob, but the first time I use Kmail, I accidentally deleted all messages in that mail account just with one button.

    Fortunately it was my secondary email account so it was less than a complete disaster. Now I dare never touch Kmail again. :oops:
     
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    For the 2nd time I'm giving Kmail a try, it deleted all my mails again when I simply used one function "mark all as read". Now all my mails in the same account it damaged before are deleted again.

    Kmail sucks hard. Everyone be warned. OMG!!!
     
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    I haven't spent a lot of time dealing with the different options in Kmail but it was easy to set up and everything is working so far. I will try the „mark all as read“ button later and see what happens.

    I find it hard to believe that „it“ deletes all your mails but I'll see.

    Why don't you use Thunderbird instead?
     
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    The KDE team is working hard to beat the Gnome team on the worst looking & least functional software ever.
     
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    I dropped both for Xfce ;)
     
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    Personally, I like it clear and simple. To be honest, I wasn't too impressed at first but I am getting used to it and you can set it up to your own needs. I am starting to like it.

    @bonedriven
    I tried it out on my spam folder and it did what it was supposed to do. All mails have been marked as read and not a single one has been deleted. I use Version 4.11.5.
     
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    All mails in the inbox were gone as I used "mark all as read" to it, yet my spammers fold is OK. 99 spam mails are very safe.
     
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    Sorry, forgot about this thread. I tried the same with my mails in the inbox and none of my mails disappeared. I noticed one thing: 2 lines below "mark all as read" one can move all mails to the trash.

    I did have a little trouble with KMail after putting my laptop into hibernation. After waking it up Kmail took a long time fetching mails so I rebooted. I couldn't reproduce the problem so I guess it was nothing serious.
     
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