Kmail 5.2.2 adds file:// url instead of attaching file.

I’m using kmail 5.2.2 from the KDE Applications repository on QT 5.6.1 and frameworks As of the latest update, when I drag a file from Dolphin to an email I am composing, it writes a file:// url link rather than adding the file as an attachment. Until the latest update, it would always add the file as an attachment rather than write the link. Is there any way (a new setting or something) to restore it to the old behavior? When I drag a file to an e-mail I want an attachment not a reference to a file on my hard drive.

Thanks for your help.

Ah yes, the “KDE Applications” repository and Leap 42.1: I must admit that yesterday I had some stomach pains due to that Leap 42.1 repository. :frowning:
On my Leap 42.1 system, with the following Kontact components, I can <Ctrl-> drag files from Dolphin to a new e-Mail text content Kmail window:

  • Kontact: Version: 15.12.3-18.5; Repository: openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update.
  • plasma-framework: Version: 5.21.0-15.1; Repository: openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update.
  • kmail5: Version: 15.12.3-18.5; Repository: openSUSE-Leap-42.1-Update.
  • Kontact and KMail themselves, claim that they’re at Version 5.1.3.

Please report a bug.
If it’s not your intention to test packages, but rather have a production environment, I suggest you don’t use these repos.