When KMail is started for the first time, a Mail folder is added to your home directory. This folder contains some basic mail directories (inbox, outbox, drafts, sent, and trash). Go to -> to enter the information needed for sending and receiving messages. All configuration options can be accessed under (wrench icon).
You can manage several e-mail addresses (e.g., your private e-mail address and your business address) with KMail. Select from the defined identities when writing e-mail. To create a new identity profile, select and enter a name for the profile, such as “Private” or “Office”.
Clickto proceed to a dialog in which to enter some additional information. Under , enter your name, organization, and e-mail address. Under , enter your OpenPGP key, specify a default BCC field or reply-to address, and determine the folder in which your messages should be stored. Under , define a signature footer to use for every message. To use this feature, select . Insert the signature from a file, an input field, or a command output. Confirm your profile settings with .
The settings under KMail how to receive and send e-mail. There are two tabs, one each for sending and for receiving mail. Many of these settings vary depending on the system and network where your mail server is located. If you are not sure about the settings or which items to select, consult your Internet service provider or system administrator.(in the menu) instruct
Create outgoing mail boxes under thetab. gives the choice of either SMTP or sendmail. For most purposes, select SMTP here. After making this selection, a window appears in which to enter SMTP server data, such as , , and, if needed, the required authorization. A preprocessing command to run before sending each message can be entered in the corresponding field.
Security settings are under thetab. Specify your preferred encryption method here. If uncertain about which one to choose, click . The respective settings are then tested and applied. If necessary, consult your system administrator.
Make settings for receiving e-mail under thetab. Use to create a new account. Choose between different methods for fetching mail, such as local (Mbox or Maildir format), POP3, or IMAP. Usually POP3 is suitable. After making your selection, a window appears in which to enter the POP3 server data. Enter the name of the server in the field at the top. In the other fields, enter the values provided by your Internet service provider or your system administrator. The fields , , and are required.
Thetab offers several methods of encryption and authorization. If you are uncertain about which options your server provides, try .
Under KMail according to your preferences. Use the tab to configure the fonts for the various displays, such as the message text and first-level quoted text. To do this, activate ., customize
To customize the colors, activatein the tab. Double-click an entry to access a dialog box in which to select the colors.
The KMail window and for displaying a MIME tree. A MIME tree shows all the attachments to a message.tab offers options for splitting the
Thetab provides options for general settings, like displaying the file size or encryption symbols. Also, customize the date display and message grouping.
is responsible for the administration of default appearance presets. Some standard profiles are provided already, like those for users who prefer high contrast.
Selecting a profile overwrites the current layout settings.