Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50952
kmail send fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:30 EDT
Description of Problem:
I moved my email (large and many) to a beta3 (Roswell) system. Everything
seemed to work fine and I could recieve and filter messages. Then I tried
to send a message ... oops, I got a popup message with:
a SMTP error occured.
Response: 452 Out of memory
(and a bit more info)
Try again .. still fails. Restart and reboot ... the same.
I deleted the kmail config files and ~/Mail, restarted kmail and then
proceeded to "rebuild" ~/Mail from my old (saved) files occationally trying
to send (successful) until at some point ...oops, cannot send again.
I have rebuilt 4 times with the same end result. The "oops" point differs
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I can reproduce but this seems to be with all of my ~/Mail files
Some additional info:
I have managed to recover but believe that this is still a bug (or undocumented
I tend to keep all sent-mail plus have a lot of clutter in my inbox (plus lots
of filered mailing lists).
The number of extra folders does not seem to make any difference.
I had 399 messages in my inbox (approx 15MB) and 1204 message in sent-mail
(almost 20 MB).
This info may make it more reproducable for developers.
The "452" seems to indicate this is an actual problem during the SMTP
transmission (possibly on the server side).
If you're using a local smtp server, did you get any entries in
The smtp server is my commercial ISP (smtp-server.cox.rr.com).
The only difference between working and not working seems to be the size of
sent-mail and inbox.
I am going to run some tests to see if I can narrow it down.
OK, I can now reproduce it at will and so should you with the following info.
1. Delete all kde and ~/Mail stuff from a users home directory.
2. login selecting kde session.
3. Start kmail and let it allocate its stuff.
4. Configure kmail filling in email address, smtp-server address, and define a
5. close kmail
6. start kmail and compose/send a message ... send works
7. close kmail
8. copy lots of message from some other folder (I used my seawolf mailing list
with some 9500+ messages and about 41MB).
9. delete ~/Mail/.inbox.index and ~/Mail/.inbox.index.sorted
10. start kmail
11. compose and send a message ... this fails with out-of-memory message.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.
It's seems that'is fixed in new kde upstream 3.1 or newer, which is included in
RHL 9. It's also available on ftp.kde.org