Getting Rid of HTML in My Messages in KMail

Hal Vaughan hal at
Sun Jan 18 17:39:47 GMT 2009

On Sunday 18 January 2009, Jerry Houston wrote:
> On Sunday 18 January 2009 09:12:55 Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > Is there some way to specify this as no HTML permanently?  It seems
> > there are a lot of settings KMail expects me to set or check every
> > time I open the Composer window to write an email.  (I'm not trying
> > to complain to you about it -- I appreciate the help, but it is a
> > serious flaw in the UI.)
> What works best for me is to arrange for mailing list emails to be
> filtered into their own folders, and to set those folders to prefer
> plain text.  And to use the identity that's appropriate for that
> list.

I've done most of that, but I haven't found a setting on a folder for 
HTML for outgoing email.  Do you do that through the outgoing identity 
or something else?

> If I'm IN the appropriate folder when I create a new message for the
> list, it's done properly.  And if I reply to one of the list
> messages, it's likewise done as text-only, and from the right
> identity (nearly all the time).  KMail even properly handles the list
> header, so that a reply correctly goes to the list.
> There are probably other solutions, but I want motorcycle messages,
> KDE messages, SUSE messages, and all the other mailing list messages
> to be in their own folders anyway.  That being the case, just
> properly setting the folder properties solves this problem for me.

I don't separate quite so much, but I do have different folders for 
different types of mailing lists.  It does make life easier.

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