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Month: November 2017

Re: [trinity-users] kMail & Distribution lists

From: Stefan Krusche <linux@...>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:53:19 +0100
Am Sonntag 12 November 2017 schrieb Thierry de Coulon:
> Hello all,
> I'm probably in a very bad day, but I'd like to create a distribution list
> in kAddressBook and I fail to understand how.
> I have my addresses and I click "add distribution list".
> I get a dialog box where I can give the list a name, and an entry field
> labeled "Distribution List Members".
> What are we supposed to input there?
> I tried copy/paste but it only sort of pastes the first address. Select and
> drop does not work. kAddressBook's help does not help here either.
> I suppose (I hope) that there *is* a way to create a distribution list from
> selected addresses in teh address book, otherwise it is not really
> useful...
> What am I missing?
> Thierry

This is not a direct answer to your question, but I remember I once had a 
similar problem. I didn't find a way to create a distribution list from 
multiple email addresses in kaddressbook. I solved it this way.

When replying to a mail with several recipients in the header, all the 
recipients are shown in the editor as if you have added them manually, that is, 
as usual. And there is a button to create a distribution list from all of the 

I also imported a list of email addresses from a file in mbox format, which 
contained only the header with the addresses from the recipients. When you open 
such a file it will be shown the same way in the editor, so that one can apply 
the same trick with the "save recipients as distribution list" button.

To be recognised as mbox format it seemed to be sufficient to have this format:

To: some@...,

At the end of the second and each subsequent line a comma is required. Each 
additional line with an additional email address needs to begin with space.

Hope this helps.