Kmail vs. Thunderbird

Clay Weber clay at
Tue Nov 13 05:49:33 UTC 2012

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 07:24:33 AM Errol Sapir wrote:\
> On 11/11/2012 09:58 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:

> On Sunday 11 Nov 2012 19:52:28 Valter Mura wrote: 
> Hi All
> so, again, the old, (in)famous issue.
> System:
> - Kubuntu 64bit 12.10 updated
> - KDE 4.9.2
> I made a *fresh* installation of Kubuntu in a "virgin" hard disk, setup the 
> entire Kmail with all my accounts (everything is kept to server, so I don't 
> have problems to lose something).
> Nepomuk has made its work, indexing my folders and now is quiet.
> The accounts are syncronized, Kmail is quiet. the "google-akonadi-contacs" 
> plugin is working, so I can see my contacts in the addressbook. But.
> But, I cannot get working the address autocompletion when composing a message!
> So, even if now my system is quite new and works well (as fast as I expected), 
> I'm seriously thinking of migrating to TB and have full-working system...
> Please, give me suggestions for not take this irreversible decision.
> Ciao 
> Nepomuk must be enabled for address autocompletion to work. However if it isn't you do get a warning message when you compose mail in KMail.
> Try opening KAddressbook and ensure there is a tick in the box next to your google contacts list. It works for me but I'm on 4.9.3.
> Like you, I considered moving to Thunderbird as I have plenty of other issues with KMail but I tried it and it just didn't feel right :)
> Mark
Hi Mark & Valter
I'd like to jump in this discussion at the other end of the problem. I have  been using TB for years and am happy with it. Lately I have looked into KMail and am thinking of moving over. One thing preventing me doing it is the fact that for work purposes I have Windows as a dual boot on my computer. I use Thunderbird in both and have the mail on a common partition so I can use my TB in whatever I am logged into. 
Persuade me please :-\ 

With your setup, which I assume is working well for you, there is no reason to 
persuade you to change ;)

Clay Weber
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