Description of problem:
Kmail is unable to reestablish network connection after laptop is woken up from suspend, or after prolonged network connection lost.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Star Kontact, make sure that Kmail part is set up.
2. While Kontact running suspend laptop
3. after couple of hours wake up laptop
Kmail will endlessly try to reconnect to network to fetch emails. After 10 minutes or so messages will pop up telling you that servers couldn't be reached due to connection time out.
If KMail gets "stuck" trying to connect:
1. click on the "up" arrow next to the progress bar at the right end of the status bar,
2. click on the "cancel" buttons in the pop up,
3. click on the "down" arrow which replaced the "up" arrow to close the popup again.
That said, this also annoys me to no end, KMail should give up connecting in finite time. An additional annoyance is that it's using 100% CPU while trying to connect, at least for me. Sadly, I don't know how to fix this. :-(
(BTW, I have this happening at seemingly random times, I don't use suspend. But I think this is the same bug.)
@Kevin. Workaround you give here doesn't work for me, i have tried it before, but Kmail takes forever to cancel as well. Nothing helps but restarting the application.
And besides, why should i do something at all in this case. I think Kmail should be capable (intelligent enough) of reconnecting and getting my mail without my intervention.
And by the way, this problem really old, can't believe that this wasn't addressed before.
Thunderbird doesn't suffer from this, why should Kmail.
This is reportedly fixed in kdepim-4.7.x, aka kmail2, but perhaps that's just hearsay.
I'm running KDE 4.7 (Kmail2) and can confirm that issue is solved.
Closing this bug. Updating to Kmail2 should solve this problem.
I want to reopen this bug. Issue hasn't been solved in Kmail2 (KDE 4.8).
I'm running F16 with kde 4.8 and still kmail won't reconnect to network after suspend.
I still have to restart the application to get it going.
PS...and thunderbird still doesn't have this problem.
Problem got even worth (or maybe less? :)...I see all email in the view, but can't open them until i restart akonadi.
I will open new ticket on this one.
Haven't came across this one since running F17/KDE4.8. Closing.