getting rid of the tree view of a message

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Mon Aug 16 16:54:37 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 16/08/2010 14:46, Michael Hirsch wrote:
>> I just upgraded my family to KDE 4.5.  Now my wife is pretty unhappy.
>> Her biggest problem is with kmail.  When she looks at a mail message
>> (double click the entry in the message list) is always shows her the
>> message structure.  Even worse, the frame showing the structure takes
>> up half the window.  She can shrink it to something smaller, but the
>> next on she looks at has it back to half the window again.
>> Anyone know what is causing this and how to fix it?  Preferably, she
>> could make it go away entirely.  She has no interest in that
>> structure.  She doesn't care that there is a text body part and an
>> HTML body part.  She cares about attachments, but those are displayed
>> at the top of the message, too.
>> I have to say I agree with her.  That structure pane seems only of
>> interest to mail geeks.  Why should anyone care about it?
>> Anyway, anyone know how she can get rid of it, or at least make it smaller?
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
> By "message structure" do you mean the Header of the message (showing
> From, To, Subject, etc etc)?
> If so, then there should be a setting in kmail' preferences to either
> see the "Full View" of the header or to see it in "Normal View - or
> words to this effect?

No, I mean the part at the bottom of the mail message that tells you
what the structure of the MIME mail is.  Often it is a text body, an
html body, and some number of attachments.


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