KMail: distribution lists not working

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Jun 5 11:02:16 BST 2010

On Saturday 05 June 2010 02:45:00 Bob Stia wrote:
> On Friday 04 June 2010 08:36:52 Roman Naumann wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I can't get distribution lists to work. I tried creating a distribution
> > list with KAddressbook and "save distribution list" in KMail. The list
> > appears in KAddressbook and KMail fine, but when I send an email to it,
> > there is only one recipient set: <listname>@<local hostname>.  (
> > degenesis at kira in my case ).
> > 
> > Any Ideas how to solve this?
> Not sure I understand what you are saying. You have created a distribution
> list and named it something. You have an email that you want to send to a
> group of people that are on that list. You select that list and on the "To"
> line/box the list name appears. That is correct. Only the distribution list
> will appear although it will be sent to everyone on that named list.
> If you want to check that those named recipients are listed, send it to the
> drafts folder and then edit the message. The editor will then display the
> addresses of all of the recipients.
> If that is not the case I don't know what the problem is. When you open the
> address book and select that list are all the recipients listed?
As Duncan said, whether it works or not depends entirely on the version in 

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