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How To Manually Reconfigure Kmail Host Settings

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


Kmail hangs and pegs CPU utilization to 100% when contacting an e-mail server on which the user account does not exist. Manual reconfiguration of the e-mail settings is necessary.


Some e-mail clients allow for offline startup for reconfiguration. Kmail, however, does not. Because of this limitation, manual reconfiguration is necessary. To modify the Kmail settings, open ~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc with your favorite text editor and change the [Account $number] section accordingly.


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  • Document ID:3885473
  • Creation Date: 01-Sep-2006
  • Modified Date:19-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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