Kmail keep being stuck "Retrieving Folder Content"
armeliusc at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 16:14:13 UTC 2012
On Thursday, January 05, 2012 03:13:11 PM Laurent Rineau wrote:
> Le mercredi 04 janvier 2012 16:18:56 Armelius Cameron a écrit :
> > Apparently this happens when there is IMAP folders with large numbers of
> > messages (e.g. order of thousands). ...
> Me, also with huges folders (like you: those that contain mailing list
So apparently this is just an overhead we have to pay with big folders...
I decided to let kmail does whatever it was doing in the seemingly stuck mode
with "retrieving folder content" from a wired network (I was on a wireless
before) and let it run it course. Eventually it finish and now it seems to
As I replied to Rex, Kmail did not hung, but there was no indication it was
doing anything either. Apparently it was doing something, probably trying to
sync or cache the headers of all the messages since I set up from fresh.
Probably there's a better solution to somehow inform the user that it's still
doing something, and for e.g. prioritize to download and then show the message
being selected before continuing to try caching everything else, then just
showing the message "Retrieving folder content" for a loooong time.
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