[kdepim-users] fancy headers

Gary C Curtin gary.curtin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 09:12:12 BST 2009

On Monday 17 August 2009 8:52:43 Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> I guess I have "NO idea" of what you are really talking about doing!  I
> have that setting (view, etc.) selected and ALL of my messages show up
> with (would you guess it?) "Fancy Headers"!  Even when I look at old
> ("archived" in folders) messages, they will have the headers that I have
> most-recently specified.  That is precisely what I would expect to be
> meant by "setting it to default".
> You must have something else in mind, but I cannot guess what!  If you
> mean that you want to impose your preferences upon the people and groups
> with whom you correspond -- YOUR style of headers on the messages THEY
> receive from you -- that simply is not an option.  They (properly) have
> the right to decide, within the limits of their respective mail-client's
> capacities, how they want THEIR headers to appear.

The setting does not remain with me. If I open a message and set the header to 
fancy then close the message, it reverts to the default setting. I think the 
term used is non-persistant. I went through all the possible settings in 
Kontact and could not find anywhere to set this permanently.

My installation is from the opensuse KDE 4 factory repository, so maybe it is 
broken somehow. I remember back in 3.x versions of KDE it was fine, but have 
had this problem in more recent KDE 4.x versions.

So with a bit of trial and error, I worked it out, now with the date.

For the fancy headers, the two lines in /.kde4/share/config/kmailrc should be:

Sorry for the trouble, but thanks for the input Bruce.
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