[kdepim-users] Identities in Kmail
stan.goodman at hashkedim.com
Mon Sep 15 21:35:45 BST 2008
At 23:20:13 on Monday Monday 15 September 2008, Ingo Klöcker
<kloecker at kde.org> wrote:
> On Monday 15 September 2008, Stan Goodman wrote:
> > At 19:39:59 on Monday Monday 15 September 2008, Anne Wilson
> > <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > On Monday 15 September 2008 10:57:09 Stan Goodman wrote:
> Such a filter is applied after the message has been sent. That's why
> the option reads "Apply this filter to sent messages" as opposed to
> "Apply this filter to outgoing messages". Yes, I know that the semantic
> difference between "sent" and "outgoing" is very subtle.
> Note, that we explicitly chose not to allow automatic manipulation of
> messages before sending them.
I have to assume you had a reason for this. It doesn't matter if it
> > > > This does not do what I expected, and the message nevertheless
> > > > goes out with the Default identity; without any change by the
> > > > filter. What, if anything, do I have to do to choose these
> > > > variant identities for those outgoing messages? If this is
> > > > impossible, I am at a loss to understand what is the purpose of
> > > > having more than one identity.
> > >
> > > Stan, I've never tried to do that using filters so I honestly don't
> > > know whether it's possible. On my system I have separate folders
> > > for such criteria as needing a particular identity. Then it's
> > > easy, using the folder's context menu
> > >
> > > Anne
> > Thank you, I understand. It must have been very obvious to the
> > authors that it would have been logical to provide an automatic way
> > to do this, and the team ran out of steam before doing it. One of its
> > members explained that recently in another context. It's fortunate
> > that there is a manual way to do it, though I think it is messy
> > design.
> > The drawback of having to put the variant message into a separate
> > folder as you suggest is that one has to remember to do so. The whole
> > reason that I was looking for a filter to accomplish the switch was
> > that I had been changing the signature block within the message body,
> > but do not always remember to do this. Who knows? Maybe they will fix
> > this in the a future release.
> > But then I do not grasp the purpose of the unexplained ability in the
> > Filter-configuration window, for allowing selection of identity; I
> > wonder if anyone does.
> It is meant for incoming messages. If you reply to an incoming message
> that has been assigned to a certain identity then this identity will be
> used for the reply. So really the only problem is with new messages.
I didn't realize this of course, and am glad to hear it. It's only a half
solution, of course, Regrettable.
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