kmail doesn't show email or headers

Charles T. Bell cbell44 at
Wed Mar 1 23:14:11 UTC 2017

On 03/01/2017 12:09 PM, Clay Weber wrote:
> 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. Bell
> *Date: *Tue, Feb 28, 2017 11:30 PM
> *To: *kubuntu-users at
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> *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--
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Actually, I found the kmailrc at three locations and only one had more
lines than one in it.
The following:



...was found in the one that started with,
I am not an expert, I just know what I found to exist.
Good luck!

Tom Bell

The thing about quotes on the internet is you
cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln
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