KMail: distribution lists not working

Bob Stia rnr at
Sun Jun 6 01:59:05 BST 2010

On Saturday 05 June 2010 17:48:29 Roman Naumann wrote:
> Sorry I didn't mention which version I use. I'm using KDE 4.4.4. Until a
> few days ago, I was using KDE 4.4.3. The distribution I use is
> Gentoo-Linux. I had the same issue with 4.4.3.
> On Saturday 05 June 2010 03:45:00 Bob Stia wrote:
> > 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.
> Your understanding is correct. That's the situation - and, up to that
> point, everything you say happens.
> > 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.
> When I save the Email to 'drafts', it just lists one
> recipient: <name of distribution list>.
Yes, but when you opened the email in the drafts folder did you try to edit 
the message? When you open it and then edit it, it will list all of the 
recipients. If it doesn't show that then the distribution list is not right.

Try making a new list or renaming the existing one. When you select the 
distribution list dropdown and choose the list you want to send it to, the 
name of that list should show immediately on the "To" line.

> When I select to send the mail, kmail tries to send it to <name of
> list>@<local hostname>, instead of replacing the name of the list with the
> members of the list..
> > 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?
> Yes, all recipients of the distribution list are shown when I select the
> list in KAddressbook.
Bob S
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