I have recently started to experience two annoying issues with
kontact/kmail. Sometime after an emerge world update in the last couple
of weeks, kontact has started consuming huge amounts of RAM and swap.
Currently "ps" for kontact shows:
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
jcunning 10190 1.7 23.3 1753588 480292 ? Sl 10:56 2:37
The second annoying issue is that when I restart kontact, it shortly
begins reloading all the messages from all the email folders on my imaps
server, even though virtually all the mailboxes are unchanged. The
process takes several minutes, and while underway, kontact puts up a blue
window with the message that it's reading the contents of the mailbox.
I've tried setting kmail configuration options to minimize the reading and
checking of mailboxes, but nothing seems to have any effect.