[kdepim-users] Folder identities

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sat Jan 2 22:58:03 GMT 2010

On Friday 01 January 2010, Art Alexion wrote:
> On Thursday 31 December 2009 05:22:15 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Wednesday 30 December 2009, Art Alexion wrote:
> > > I have been having problem with the folder identities that I set,
> > >  "sticking". Perhaps, a better understanding of the design may
> > > help me solve this problem.
> > >
> > > What exactly does the "Default Identity" mean?  Is it the global
> > >  default identity set in the Identities settings, or the account
> > >  default identity set in the Accounts settings?
> >
> > It is the global default identity.
> >
> > IIRC then the identity specified for an account is used to
> > determine the Drafts folder and the Sent-mail folder (and probably
> > also the Templates folder). I don't know whether it is used for
> > anything else.
> >
> > I agree that this is completely non-obvious and confusing.
> >
> > > When "Use default identity" is set in the folder preferences, is
> > > the any significance to the greyed out identity?  Is it the
> > > default identity being used, or just the last custom identity
> > > selected?
> >
> > The greyed out identity bears no significance.
> Filed a bug report on this.  Have narrowed the behavior to this:
> I have 3 identities:
> * verizon.net (which is retrieved via gmail) and is not a default
> identity in the identities settings nor the account settings
> * alexion.com which is the default identity for kmail
> * gmail.com which is the default identity for my gmail account and
> also set as the default identity in several folders under the gmail
> imap account
> For the purposes of this problem, I have 2 imap accounts (both hosted
> by gmail).  In the gmail account, folder identities are set to either
> gmail.com or verizon.net.  The settings for the verizon.net folders
> (which are neither the global default identity, nor the account
> default identity) stick.  The settings for the gmail.com folders
> slide back to the alexion.com identity, however.
> This "sliding back", or failure to "stick" does not occur instantly. 
> The identities stick for a while.  Nor is it triggered by a restart
> of kmail; it just seems to happen after 15 minutes or so.

Hmm, maybe KMail has a problem with storing the settings for some 

> I hope this helps in diagnosing the problem.
> By the way where is the identity configuration stored?

The identities themselves are stored in emailidentities. The folder 
settings and account settings are stored in kmailrc (as far as I know).

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