[kmail2] [Bug 442387] New: "Use default identity" does not respect parent folder setting

Brendon Higgins bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Mon Sep 13 17:04:58 BST 2021


            Bug ID: 442387
           Summary: "Use default identity" does not respect parent folder
           Product: kmail2
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Debian unstable
                OS: Linux
            Status: REPORTED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: folders
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: brendon at quantumfurball.net
  Target Milestone: ---


When creating a reply to an email, kmail consults the list of addressees of
that email to match an identity to use for the new reply - if it fails to find
a match, it chooses the identity based on the setting of the folder the email
is in. It seems that in this latter situation, it doesn't matter if the
*parent* folder has a non-global-default identity specified.

I could be wrong, but I feel like it used to be the case that if any parent
folder has a non-default identity specified, this would cascade to child
folders. Certainly this would make more sense to me as the default behaviour,
at least in my use-case - I have multiple accounts with different identities
specified at the top level (account) folder, but unless I were to set each
folder individually to use the applicable non-global-default identity, this is

I would like to see identity settings cascade into subfolders, but on further
reflection I think "Use default identity" would make more sense split-up into
three options: 1. Use global default identity (i.e., the current behaviour), 2.
Use parent folder identity (IMO the better behaviour to have as default), 3.
Use another identity (user choice goes here).


Linux/KDE Plasma:
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KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.85.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2

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