[kdepim-users] Identities in Kmail

Stan Goodman stan.goodman at hashkedim.com
Mon Sep 15 19:55:11 BST 2008

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:
> > I am using Kmail v3.57 in openSuSE v10.3.
> >
> > I have defined four identities for outgoing messages, a Default for
> > the great majority of messages, and three for specific small groups
> > of To addresses that I wish to bear variant signatures and return
> > addresses.
> >
> > In order to accomplish this, I have set three filters, typically as
> > follows:
> >
> > Under "filter Criteria" is a list of "To contains" addresses ("Match
> > any" is checked),
> >
> > Under "Filter Actions", "Set identity to" is set to the name of the
> > desired identy.
> >
> > On the Advanced page, "Apply this filter to sent messages" is
> > checked.
> >
> > 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.

Thanks again...
Stan Goodman
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