KDE Kontact

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KDE Kontact is a PIM (Personal Information Management) suite. It provides an email client, calendaring, meeting scheduling, a task list, contact management and syncing functionality by integrating existing KDE PIM applications (called components in the context) using the powerful KParts technology. Most components are applications that have been shipped with KDE for a long time, and are thus very mature.

Last changelog:

14 years ago

http://www.kde.org/announcements/changelogs/changelog3_4to3_4_1.php#kdepim

HalVaughan

12 years ago

I had an earlier version of Kontact and had trouble with it freezing up when it retrieved email and sent it through spam filters. I'm now using Kontact in Kubuntu Dapper (whatever version # Dapper Drake is). I've used KMail, then Kontact ever since I switched to Linux, back around 2000, but now it is becoming unusable. It seems to freeze longer and longer when filtering spam. If I'm writing an e-mail, I can often type 5 lines while it is frozen and when it unfreezes, I finally see what I've been typing.

Often I tab over, while I've got a project compiling, to check e-mail, and the Kontact window is literally blank because it is frozen while retrieving email and filtering it. Lately, for some resaon, I've also seen it freeze for a second or two, then return to normal.

Right now I'm ripping a CD with KAudioCreator, and Kontact was frozen when I opened the tab in my browser and has stayed frozen while I searched to find this page, then log in, then write this entire message (otherwise I'd specify what version I'm using, but I can't get the version because it's been frozen for over 3 minutes now).

Has this issue been looked at? Why can't the filtering be done as a separate thread? I've got a computer with 2 Gig of memory and a fast chip. Why can't Kontact handle this without freezing up? Is there anything I can do to take care of this?

As it is, it seems to be getting worse, which could be my imagination, but this kind of activity is so frustrating I'm close to calling it unusable in a professional environment and switching to something else. I'm not threatening, but I hate to see an app that's been great for me having problems like this.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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TtfnJohn

12 years ago

I've used KMail and then Kontact for years without a problem. Then, following an update in the spring I keep getting erroros on every POP3 and IMAP server that it's "unable to comlete LIST opeartion".

This seems to be an old problem dating back to 2001 which raises it's ugly head occassionally but has never been fixed.

Sadly, because I do like it, Kontact is now utterly useless to me and I can't find a word of help or even acknwodlegemnt of a probem.

Does no one support this??????

ttfn

John

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HalVaughan

12 years ago

I think I now have the same question you have: does anyone support this?

Maybe this is not the forum to ask about problems -- but wouldn't someone at least tell us where to go for that? I'd think it would matter that there are serious issues on some systems, but this looks more like an announcement page and the forum is just for looks.

If anyone can tell us where to go to actually get help with Kontact, it would be appreciated!

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raffaello

12 years ago

Hi, I'm trying to export all the mail from Kontact at the same time. Is there a funcion to do it? Thanks

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rickvernam

13 years ago

Maybe this is not he best place to mention ideas for usability?

anyway...

I'd love if I could link to an email from a note, or from a task, or from an event (in the calendar of course..)
Very often I get an email, but cannot act on it immediately, so i create a task, a note or a calendar event. I'd like to reserve the area in the note, task or calendar event for my thoughts or something to remind me of whatever, but then link to the email...
This would come in very handy when I want a task/note/event to link to an email with an attachment - it is quite often that I need to refer to something that is attached to an email...but just want to leave it attached to the email & not anywhere else in my file system.

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SubAtomic

14 years ago

I love kontact and it runs 24/7 on my machine. I love it. My life would be complete if I were able to use kontact as a tab in konqueror. Konqueror is my desktop these days.

This is a beautiful application. Thanks very much.

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grosminet64

14 years ago

Great application!

I guess you would welcome some suggestions among these:

1-To have the possibility to group messages by subject/sender/etc in expandaple view (clicking on the + sign).
2-To have the possibillity to drag shortcuts to executables in the navigation bar.
3-To have the possibility to drag shortcuts to files in the navigation bar so people could acces their Documents faster.
4-To have the possibility to send an electronic FAX from Kontact.
5-A must: to have the possibility to customise that famous navigation bar!
(i.e.: to be able to remove some features and add others among a choice).
Keep up the excellent work!

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canalegrande

14 years ago

how do you share calendar & address book function in a small lan with 5 - 15 participants ?
If I put an appointment I would like to share this with my collegues and vice versa.
I'd like to know a simple app. security is no issue here.
Any recommendation?

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anderslund

13 years ago

Korganizer (which is part of contact) allows you to keep multiple calendars, so you can just put a calendar in a place where it is visible to everybody on your lan, and let them share it. Everyone can just use the 'Add...' button on bottom left of the calendar view (or add the calendar from the configuration dialog).

Just make sure the events you want to share are 'public'.

To let others add events to a shared calendar, simply make the calendar resource writable by them using the standard methods of your environment (file permissions).

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canalegrande

13 years ago

Good idea, if you have Linux only clients, afaik. We still have some windows boxes too. So I tried eGroupware but we find it a bit sluggish.
If I put a date in Kalendar it appears twice for ex...

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kaengo

12 years ago

Hello,
let me jump onto this thread .... ;-)

I did this
(share a calendar with other users),
but always when a user edits the
calendar (using Kontact),
the permissions are set to rw------,
(following the ,umask 77' in my .bashrc)

Does somebody know how to fix ?

Thanks.

H.Steffen

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elektroschock

14 years ago

Dresden-Klotzsche? I thought the name was invented by Heinrich Mann's great narration "Gretchen"? However Klotzsche may sound like a KDE app.

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Netshocker

14 years ago

Dresden Klotzsche is a part of the city dresden in germany.

Like New York City Manhatten...

Kind Regards ;)

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14 years ago

http://www.kde.org/announcements/changelogs/changelog3_4to3_4_1.php#kdepim

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