kmail doesn't show email or headers

Clay Weber clay at
Wed Mar 1 17:09:24 UTC 2017

Actually the user's kmailrc will be in ~/.config or possibly ~/.local/share . the local user config takes precedence over any system wide default settings.

Clay Weber
------ Original message------From: Charles T. BellDate: Tue, Feb 28, 2017 11:30 PMTo: kubuntu-users at;Cc: Subject:Re: kmail doesn't show email or headers
On 02/28/2017 01:18 PM, Michael Hirsch wrote:> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 5:42 AM, Charles T. Bell  wrote:>>>>>> On 02/27/2017 12:49 PM, Michael Hirsch wrote:>>> FYI, here is a screenshot of his kmail window>>>>>>>>> Michael>>>>>> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Michael Hirsch >> > wrote:>>>>>>     My dad called me this morning in a panic with this problem and I was>>>     unable to help him.  I hope someone here knows the answer.>>>>>>     He uses kontact and kmail for his email, and has for around 15 years.>>>     I'm pretty sure he's running 16.04, the latest LTS Kubuntu.>>>>>>     He has many mail folders, which he can see fine in kmail.  But>>>     clicking on one does not display the contents at all.  Neither the>>>     headers nor any contents display.>>>>>>     He usually has a 3 panel view with the folders down the left side, the>>>     headers at the top of the right side, and the message contents at the>>>     bottom of the right side.  The panels should have panel dividers in>>>     between the panels.>>>>>>     Now he has only the folders.  Only the single panel with no panel>>>     dividers.>>>>>>     Any ideas for where the missing panels are?>>>>>>     I've been trying to find the place that kmail keeps it's settings for>>>     the panel dividers' locations.  If I can reset them then I hope they>>>     will show up.>>>>>>     Where can I find the values of the dividers?>>>>>>     Thanks,>>>>>>     Michael>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Did you have him check the "Settings" menu?>> Then click "Configure Kmail..."?>> Then click "Appearance"?>> Then click "Layout"?>> Make sure that "Show the message preview pane below the message list"?> > Yes, we tried that.  Since he doesn't even have the message list it is> something else going on.> > In the past he has managed to drag the separator between the folder> and the messages so far to the left that the folder were not visible.> I hoped for something like that here, but haven't found it.  My kmail> no longer lets me drag the separator that far over.> > I still can't find where the UI configuration is stored.  I've tried> dragging my panel separator, then looking for changed files and can't> find one that seems to hold that data.> > Where is the kmail UI configuration saved?> > Michael> I would say to use "locate kmailrc" command on the commandline andselect the line that starts with "/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/"I don't know how much longer the line will be, but however long you canfind one version of kmailrc there.Good luck!Tom Bell-- The thing about quotes on the internet is youcannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln-- kubuntu-users mailing listkubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.comModify settings or unsubscribe at:
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