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    Default KMail does not show HTML?

    I have looked, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get KMail to display emails in HTML. (Just as text files)

    Am I in error about this?

    If I want to see emails in their original HTML format, do I need to install Thunderbird? What are the preferred options? Thank you.

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    Default Re: KMail does not show HTML?

    Found solution here: https://superuser.com/questions/1097...fault-in-kmail


    Go to Settings -> Configure KMail... -> Security -> Reading and tick Prefer HTML to plain text in the HTML Messages box.

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    Default Re: KMail does not show HTML?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcnblues View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dcnblues View Post
    I have looked, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get KMail to display emails in HTML. (Just as text files)
    Am I in error about this?
    If I want to see emails in their original HTML format, do I need to install Thunderbird? What are the preferred options? Thank you.
    With KMail there was never, ever, a need to enable the HTML view by default (there's a warning in the settings window tab which should never be ignored) -- this is also true for Kontact 5.3.0 with the QtWebEngine.
    • IMHO KMail was, and still is, a secure, nice, e-Mail client.


    Simply enable "Show HTML status bar" in the "Message Window" setup tab:
    <https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/pim/...message-window>
    The documentation related to the HTML security warning is here:
    <https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/pim/...-security.html>
    The complete KMail2 handbook is here:
    <https://docs.kde.org/stable5/en/pim/kmail2/index.html>

    The KDE documentation is available here:
    <https://docs.kde.org/> [Simply search for the application's documentation by typing a part of the name in the little search window top left.]

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    Default Re: KMail does not show HTML?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    With KMail there was never, ever, a need to enable the HTML view by default
    No. That was changed somewhere around 2010-2011 for security reasons. Mind, I never had to reapply the setting. I'll check what the default these days is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    No. That was changed somewhere around 2010-2011 for security reasons. Mind, I never had to reapply the setting. I'll check what the default these days is.
    And, indeed, on my brandnew clean, new user, install of Leap 42.3 kmail defaults to HTML off.
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    Default Re: KMail does not show HTML?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcnblues View Post
    What are the preferred options? Thank you.
    That depends of course on YOUR requirements. Security conscious people never really trust HTML e-mails. They think that HTML is NOT a proper format for e-mails. As many Linux users are very security conscious the default in Kmail always has been not to show HTML mails as such by default.

    Maybe this helps you to develop your policy in this respect and then to decide what your preferred option is.
    Henk van Velden

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