KMail - Text Only Messages from Composer?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Jan 8 09:25:50 GMT 2009

On Thursday 08 January 2009 07:34:03 Hal Vaughan wrote:
> I've been using KMail for years and recently noticed a problem in the
> newer version when I got a nastygram, written in and apparently sent via
> emacs, that I was sending out HTML formatted email.
> I'm using KDE 4.1, KMail version 1.10.3 (within Kontact) from Ubuntu
> Intrepid.  I've looked through settings and I don't see any way to
> specify to the composer or editor to send out ONLY pure text email.
> How can I make sure my emails are text only, with no HTML formatting in
> them when I use KMail?
When you have a compose window open, look at View > Options.  Uncheck html 
mail there and your setting should be remembered.

This has to be the most infuriating 'feature' ever included in kmail.  I know 
that some people wanted it, but why, in heaven's name, is it set as default?

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