Well, I can finally stop complaining about my crappy network connection. It got really bad last weekend, so on Monday I finally called Time Warner to complain.
The good news is that they got a tech out here the next day. The bad news was that, as usual, the "appointment" was for sometime between noon and 5PM. The even worse news was that shortly after the tech left, the service went out again.
So, after another call, I ended up going down to the Time Warner office to trade in my six-year-old cable modem for a newer one. This seemed to fix the problem.
However, it seems that the frequent service outages played havoc with KMail. At least, I'm guessing that's what caused the problem. All I know is that, despite having KMail up and running the whole time, I didn't get any e-mail between Monday and Friday. On Friday, I logged out and logged back in later, only to discover messages from Tuesday in my inbox.
I don't know what happened there. I never saw any error messages, even when I manually checked my mail. It just silently failed. Apparently closing KMail fixed the problem, but it's still really annoying - especially since one of the messages from Tuesday was important.
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