Using a fresh install of Kontact under KDE 4.8, I have found that there is a default "Local Folders" Akonadi resource that can not be removed (or rather as soon as it is removed, it is immediately recreated). It automatically points to
~/.local/share/local-mail, which is a maildir. I am already using a local maildir directory (at
There also appears to be a concept of
SpecialCollectionAttributes in Akonadi to mark certain mail folders as
Sent and so on. Kmail provides no means to change which directories are marked with these "special" flags. In my setup, I can see the need for designating which of my directories should be used for certain purposes.
What I'd like to know is what purpose was envisioned for "Local Folders" and how I can avoid using them in favour of my own designated "special folders".