kmail and kwallet
gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Feb 8 16:26:10 GMT 2013
On Friday 08 February 2013 11:24:05 P .NIKOLIC did opine:
Message additions Copyright Friday 08 February 2013 by Gene Heskett
> On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 06:29:06 -0500
> Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > On Friday 08 February 2013 06:24:38 phanisvara das did opine:
> > Message additions Copyright Friday 08 February 2013 by Gene Heskett
> > > On Fri, 8 Feb 2013 04:40:44 -0500
> > >
> > > Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > > > > and kwallet in general can be configured to use no password,
> > > > > which is perfectly safe on a singl user system. if others (who
> > > > > you don't trust) use the machine, better keep a password.
> > > >
> > > > Now that I'd like to do if only the pw requester would steal
> > > > focus. It doesn't so its 2 extra mouse clicks, 1 to wake up the
> > > > mouse and one to change focus, to get focus so you can enter your
> > > > pw.
> > > >
> > > > 10.04 LTS 32 bit system here. If you can point me to the right
> > > > files to edit to get rid of the pw requester, I'd appreciate it.
> > >
> > > i'm afraid i don't understand the problem. if you do what i
> > > suggested, kwallet won't pop up anymore at all, since there's no
> > > password to ask from you.
> > >
> > > to do that open the kwallet manager (or whatever it's called),
> > > usually it sits in your taskbar somewhere. right-clicking on the (or
> > > any, if you have more than one) allows you to change the password.
> > > once you set both to "" (blank), there's no botheration anymore.
> > >
> > > as was mentioned in a previous thread some time, the passwords are
> > > still encrypted on disk, but kwallet won't require a password once
> > > your user is logged into KDE.
> > The problem is, there isn't such a beast on this machine. It is
> > whatever that after starting kmail, pops up and asks for my user pw,
> > when I send the first mail after the start. It doesn't grab focus so
> > you wind up typing blind until the click once to wake the rf mouse up
> > so you can see the pointer move, find the requester and click once on
> > it. That is kwallet, but a fairly diligent search fails to find a
> > configurater for it.
> > Cheers, Gene
> Did you tell Kmail to store the passwords as plain text in the config
> files always worked for me .
> I always turned kwallet off it was a PITA i finally gave up on kmail
> and this akonadia thing Claws Mail is every bit as good which is
> where i am now .
> Pete .
I have considered claws, but there seems to be no way to import the kmail
message corpus. Thats a show stopper as it goes back over 10 years. Thats
in the 10Gb range here.
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