Password and User kcm module

David Faure faure at
Thu Oct 21 23:55:24 BST 2004

On Friday 22 October 2004 00:48, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > I've thought about this before; AFAICT, KMail shouldn't have a
> > special option for importing from KControl, but automatically load it
> > as default(when setting up identity).

This is the case already.

> AFAIK we guess the values (name, email address) from /etc/passwd (or its 
> equivalent) and from the hostname. I doubt that a significant 
> percentage of users will enter name and email address in the 
> KEMailSettings before they start using KMail. I guess most users never 
> even look at KEMailSettings.

They don't need to, since KMail sets the KEmailSettings fields automatically.
IdentityManager::writeConfig(): it sets RealName, EmailAddress, Organization, ReplyToAddress.

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