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Old 05-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
JosephS
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Kmail: address book not working


Using Debian Squeeze
Desktop KDE

I have recently installed Squeeze, and am having problems with the address book
in Kmail. When I compose an email and choose select for the recipient it only
gives me a list of recent addresses to choose from; the rest aren't shown.

In the address book the list of addresses are shown. I'm trying to organize
them, but don't see a way to do that. Is this a bug or am I missing
something? ON Lenny I would right click and it would give me categories to
choose from such as: work, friends, etc. When I imported my contacts from Kmail
in Lenny I used: addressbook.ldif

Thanks for help
 
Old 05-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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When I compose an email and choose select for the recipient it only
gives me a list of recent addresses to choose from; the rest aren't shown.
When you choose Select, you are presented with a dialog screen in which you select the name of the recipient. At the top of that dialog screen, You should see Address book and a drop-down selector. If it shows Recent addresses, that's why you only see the most recent addresses in the Select. Click on the drop-down arrow, and change the address book to use.
 
Old 05-14-2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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When you choose Select, you are presented with a dialog screen in which you select the name of the recipient. At the top of that dialog screen, You should see Address book and a drop-down selector. If it shows Recent addresses, that's why you only see the most recent addresses in the Select. Click on the drop-down arrow, and change the address book to use.
I tried tried all the selections in the drop-down selector.I can't get anything in the default address book.The only one that works is the recent addresses or all which only shows the recent addresses.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #4
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I found a solution. I went to system settings > advanced > KDE Resources. I had to choose Akonadi for contacts. I can now use select when composing a message.
 
Old 11-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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It worked

Changing the system settings worked, but since both KAddressBook and KMail are a part of Kontact it would make sense if there was a setting to fix this within the program, or even more sense if they were already synced. This is a little cumbersom for a modern desktop environment.
 
  


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