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KMail is the default email client for the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and Kubuntu, and is a component of the Kontact personal information manager.

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Number of unread messages in system tray kmail icon

In previous versions of KDE, the system tray icon of KMail showed the number of unread messages on the mail icon. For instance, in Kubuntu 14.04 I had the following: In recent versions of KDE the ...
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How to debug Kmail / Akonadi imap problem?

I recently (4 months ago) switched to KDE and Kontact / Kmail. Everything works mostly fine, except for one of my imap mailboxes. For this particular mailbox, subfolders are synchrinozed, but INBOX is ...
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Akonadi on KDE can't start due to "Unknown error" and I can't update MariaDB

Konact / KMail does not want to start anymore, because Akonadi fails. I am not able to start akonadi ~$ akonadictl --verbose start Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::...
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Does KMail stores emails encrypted at rest?

I would like to know if someone with access to my computer can read my emails and get my email provider password.
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS breaks Akonadi and thus KMail

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS from 19.10. Now Kmail is broken because Akonadi won't run. akonadictl start gives the following but I want to call attention to the ninth line which I've isolated ...
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KMail Without Akonadi or Kontact in Kubuntu 18.04?

I've searched the web as well as this site (including the other Stack Overflow/Exchange/etc. sibling sites) and have not found any concrete info. I've also searched the official KDE site and have ...
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Kmail not sending mail

I am asking this here because I could not find a solution anywhere on the web. KMail can currently receive my email but will not send any (either to mailing lists or to a regular address) The error it ...
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How do I completely purge ALL kontact and akonadi configuration?

I have a very specific problem with Kmail. I cannot login to one of my imap mail accounts. 3x other imap mail accounts are working perfectly but not that one. I first thought it might be the mail ...
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Kmail doesn't always start when using Dolphin's "Send via Email"

Kubuntu 19.10+Kubuntu PPA backports enabled. Latest updates installed. Quite often "Send via Email" doesn't do anything. I see Kmail "opening" at the bottom taskbar, and there is a circle flashing, ...
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When opening encrypted mails with Kontact/Kmail the subject is not decrypted

When I receive emails with Kontact/Kmail that are encrypted with OpenPGP I am not able to get its subject. When I open then and provide the proper password the body gets decrypted fine, but the ...
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sign in with google temporarily disabled for this app in KUBUNTU Dolphin after re-installing

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04, I had this same issue before. I noticed that, when ever I try to connect by WiFI it asks for the KDE Wallet password, and also had the same issue in getting connected with ...
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Debug symbols for KMail 5.7.3 on Kubuntu 18.04.03 LTS

In which package can I find the debug symbols for KMail 5.7.3 on Kubuntu 18.04.03 LTS? Apport is not able to find them and apt-get search also does not give the required package.
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Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app

Yesterday, I've discovered that KMail (5.7.3) on my Kubuntu 18.04 doesn't synchronize with Google mail inbox. I tried to re-create the gmail account, but after logging into Google I received the ...
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KMail with akonadi-ews forgets password

I'd like to use Kontact/Kmail with our Exchange-Server. I am using Thunderbird with ExQuilla right now, so I am sure, my settings are working. On configuring the exchange server, the connection test ...
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Save emails from IMAP account via Kmail

I am having an email account that I am managing with Kmail via IMAP. I would like to delete the email account, but keep the emails. How can I save the emails on my harddrive?
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Uninstalling or removing KMail

I am somewhat new to Linux, but not a total noob. I recently installed Kmail on my ubuntu 17.10 os from Ubuntu Software. Nothing wrong with it, but I use something else for now. I uninstalled it as ...
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Where is source of Kmail problem - imap "Server is not available"?

Normally, on my laptop, Kmail can access my email from the 1and1 IMAP server (imap.1and1.com) easily. Today, Kmail 5.4.3 (Kubuntu 17.04) shows "server is not available" The gmail imap server is ...
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how to install akonadi 5.2 on ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to set up KMail on Ubuntu 16.04 (not Kubuntu) and I am affected by this bug. The bug seems to have been resolved, but at the very end of the topic in the bugtracker one can read that the ...
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How to upgrade kmail

Here all version of my system : DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS" Plasma Version 5.8.7 KDE Frameworks Version 5.36.0 QT version : 5.6.1 Kernel Version 4.4.0-83-generic ...
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How to reset kmail?

There must be some corruption to my message store (pop3) as kmail keeps crashing and hanging. I followed the following info to try and reset kmail: https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/pim/kmail/clean-...
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Migrating from kmail to thunderbird

I like the kmail interface, but I've had problems with it for years and in the last few days it has become unusable: it keeps locking up or crashing and there's no solution on the 'net. I won't go ...
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kmail "unable to store downloaded mails. failed to append item"

After booting today, impossible to download my mail. I get hundred of popup windows with: "unable to store downloaded mails. failed to append item" There is no uid or permission problem in my /home. ...
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Combining attached photos in kmail

Someone has sent me an email with about 30 attached jpeg files. It's extremely tedious to view them by clicking on them one by one. Is there a way to view them in a single viewer, sequentially? It ...
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Disable Kmail running in background

I was using Kmail for awhile on Kubuntu 16.04, but had to stop using it due to a few things I didn't like so I switched to Thunderbird. Now that I don't want to use Kmail anymore I would also like to ...
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keep kmail folders on external hard drive

I have limited space on my local hard drive. With thunderbird I can easily keep all my mail on a folder on an external hard drive by moving the thunderbird profile folder to the external disk and ...
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Kmail: Increase horizontal spacing in message list

I want to increase the horizontal spacing in the message list in Kmail. I find that the spacing is a bit too close to each other, and would like more space between the emails in the message list. I ...
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modify KMail config file

I want to configure the kmail's config file but I am not able to find it. Can you please help me out and point me to where it is on the system. In Thunderbird I can find it in -- HELP > Troubleshoot ...
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How do I get KMail system tray icon into XFCE4 panel?

I'm trying to use KMail from KDE4, but with XFCE4 panel instead of Plasma panel. So far I get most of the icons from other applications, but no icon from KMail. It seems it's because KMail uses ...
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Oauth 2 in kmail in ubuntu 16.04

I am trying to connect gmail using kmail from Ubuntu 16.04, but it is not connecting. After doing google search I came to know that, gmail using oauth 2 for authentication of desktop app. Is there a ...
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Select PGP signature key in KMail

I have just generated a new PGP key pair with KGpg. I want to use the key for signing and encrypting mails. I have done that before without problems ... now it no longer works. Either I have made a ...
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Setup Kmail with Gmail

I want to use IMAP to connect Kmail to Gmail. After setting up the account via wizard in kmail, I get this error (I replaced my email address with abc) : The server for account "Google Mail (abc)" ...
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Kmail sets Subject, Sender, Receiver, Date to "Unkown". How to rebuild akonadi index?

Mail that comes in is first as usual in the inbox - I am using POP3. But when I click on a mail, Kmail sets subject, sender, receiver, date to "Unkown". When I go online and at the messages from my ...
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My Kmail does not load mails from gmx.de anymore

Being on Kubuntu 14.4, my Kmail stopped loading mails from GMX.de a couple of days ago. Getting mails from WEB.de (both freemail services belong to the same company) works. I have no idea what ...
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kmail folder disappeared

I'm running Kubuntu 14.10 with kmail 4.14.1. After stopping and restarting kmail, a subfolder of one of my mail folders disappeared without a trace. How can I find it, or at least find the messages ...
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Akonadi: How to deactivate push-IMAP (IMAP IDLE connections)

I have an IMAP email account (the provider doesn't offer POP3 anymore). In Kmail, new mails now appear instantly. But I prefer to retrieve mails from the provider in manual mail checks only. This way, ...
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Kontact launches Kmail

Kubuntu 13.04. Launching kontact opens a separate window for kmail, which is annoying. If I launch kontact I just want kontact to be opened. If I need just kmail I'll just launch kmail. Any idea? ...
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virtuoso-t CPU usage increases a lot when kmail is launched

This relates to Kubuntu 13.04. It is a clean install into a clean /home folder. When I launch kmail the CPU usage of the virtuoso-t process increases by a huge amount. I have an i5 laptop and the ...
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Akonadi and Kmail using 100% CPU

I've been using KMail for a month or two now and have so far had no problems with it. However, today my laptop died after the battery ran out of power, and since then whenever I log in I see a steady ...
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Kmail error: sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1)")

Kmail: "sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1)") What can I do? Someone who knows how to setup kmail correctly? Nor automatic or hand procedure works.
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Synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data

Is there a way to synchronize KMail and KOrganizer with my Google data?
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How can I access old KMail emails after upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10?

I initially installed Ubuntu 11.04 and used KMail for my email. All well and good. Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. Presumably an upgrade of KMail took place as part of this. Now KMail won't even run;...
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SETUP for sending Mail via postfix to GMAIL

My knowledge of mail delivery systems is near ZERO I have stand alone PC running UBUNTU 12.04 (no other OP systems) I am developing a web system with PHP and want to send an email to users that have ...
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Why does Kmail make JPG files larger when I forward them?

When I forward emails with JPEG attachments inline, the JPEG files size enlarge. Is this normal? Can I turn it off?
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Files/E-mail not signed with Kleopatra/KMail. gpg-agent

Important edit: The things almost work right know (I had put to open as a new session on system setings and reboot the computer). When I tried to sign and encript a file with Kleopatra the pinentry ...
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Kmail migration issues in 11.10

I've only just upgraded my Kubuntu to 11.10. I had heard there were issues with the new Kmail2 that uses a different database. Details at https://wiki.kubuntu.org/OneiricOcelot/Final/Kubuntu/Kmail2 ...
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Kmail2 really slow

Ever since migrating to Kubuntu 11.10 and the forced migration to kmail2 with the akonadi backend I am having serious performance problems. Is there some sort of maintenance or cleanup task that I can ...
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How to assign keyboard shortcuts in Kontact?

I have trouble assigning shortcut in Kontact. Suppose I assign any shortcut in one of the software in kontact (kmail/korganiser etc) then when I open the kontact the shortcut works. If however I ...
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Why does Akonadi on KDE 4.6.0 refuse to start?

Akonadi refuses to start on my fresh installation of KDE 4.6.0 from the kubuntu-backports PPA on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, preventing me from usking KMail. Here is the full error output: ...
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Can I connect to my company's Exchange server through Kontact?

Running Kubuntu 11.04 (Natty) and am trying to replace Outlook. I need access to calendaring and email but have not been able to figure things out. A Google of things doesn't give me very good ...
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Importing mail files of type message/rfc822

I've successfully import mail files to KMail, but since there was only one message in each file, it was inconvenient to read it since each message was stored in a separate folder. (I used the Import ...
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