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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] LXDE, TDE and KMail - can I achieve what I would like to do?

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:22:58 -0500
On Sunday 12 February 2012 03:01:21 pm Lisi wrote:
> Hi, Kris. 
> Thank you for the reply.
> On Sunday 12 February 2012 19:06:38 Kristopher John Gamrat wrote:
> > It is possible to not enter the password in Kmail, most email clients offer
> > to store the password.
> That is the problem.  I can't find a way.  But it used to be possible.  

Using my instructions (typing it in when setting up the accounts and checking off the store password option) should work. I've also noticed that when I forget to add the password at setup, it will come up with a popup asking for the password, and there will be a checkbox for storing it.

> I don't like KWallet.  It is just there by default.  Can I safely uninstall 
> it?  And would I then be able to get KMail to store the passwords itself, as 
> it used to do?

Since Kmail can store your passwords directly, it should not matter whether KWallet is present or not.

I never tried removing KWallet before now, but Kmail seems to work fine without it. After removing kwalletmanager-trinity and restarting Kontact (which uses Kmail directly for email), it did not ask me for a password, neither for sending nor receiving (I don't like KWallet either, so I don't use it, though I do have it store my passwords). It might ask you to remove several meta-packages, though I'm not sure which ones specifically as I manually selected which packages to install (I think I added KWallet by accident since it was in the suggested packages). Just make sure to check what your package manager wants to remove first; meta-packages are generally safe to remove since they are there simply to make it easier to install the real packages in bulk.

If your package manager indicates that it can't be removed safely, then when KWallet comes up, don't check the box on the second screen of the KWallet wizard that comes up (on my system, when it came up, I clicked Next, then clicked Finish without touching anything else in the wizard). Kmail will then ask you if you wish to store the password unsafely. Once you confirm that you do, it should not ask for the password again, unless you change the passwords on your configured email accounts (e.g. visiting, signing in with your Gmail account, and changing the password in your Account Settings).

Kris Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster