kmail outbox problem

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http://www.kubuntuforums.net – I've acquired a kmail problem - not sure how... When I send emails they are <sent> (ie they arrive at their destination) but never leave the outbox or get moved to the sentmail folder. Exactly how or when this started I don't know but it is rather annoying. Other odd behaviour is if I drag sent mails from the outbox to the sentmail box they arrive but a copy lodges in the outbox. I'm using gmail as the mailagent. I think the problem may have started when kmail screwed up completely and wouldn't run at all and I retaliated by deleting all kmail and akonadi files (akonadi had corr (HowTos)