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Old 01-23-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
Jane Delawney
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very stupid Kmail question!


Just want to confirm - all the Googling I've done (and RTFM-ing ) seems to suggest that in fact, it *is* impossible to turn off the preview pane in current versions of Kmail eg. that supplied with Mandy 9

Is this true? Does anyone have any more information on the subject? Though generally I do like this mail client a lot, I *do not like* preview panes. For obvious reasons. Even though there are far fewer linux-y viruses out there than M$win type ones.

Still a little reluctant to trust myself in this area, and all replies appreciated.

JD
 
Old 01-23-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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I don't think you are going to find any joy unless you feel like hacking on the source code yourself.

Like you said, you don't really need to worry as much about security and viruses as you do with win. By default kmail will not load references and links to the internet in your message. HTML messages are displayed in plain text , rather than formatted, and attachments will never auto execute...

There are quite a few security settings you can have a look at in "configure kmail", allthough I'm sure you already have. If you really want to get rid of the preview pane then simply drag it to the bottom of the screen.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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thanks Bulliver. What can I say. I thought so

Yeah, checked out the security settings already, and nothing doing - even the KDE ml suggests nothing doing - But you guys are the best, and I reckoned that if anyone knew of a handy hack, you would.

Hack the source code myself... Heck, then you could all have the hack if you wanted, and I'd be a hero! Well maybe in a few months ... of Sundays ...

Since in the rw that's not very likely to happen - thank goodness for 'real security' as opposed to the M$ version. Already appreciate Kmail's ability to toggle HTML view as/when the user wishes. And I haven't even tried any other mail client yet (but I will - that's the wonderful thing about lin, you can do that).

thanks again

JD
 
Old 01-23-2003, 09:17 PM   #4
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No prob.

I use kmail (and kde in general), but lots of people swear by evolution...
 
  


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