address book problems
eli at orbsky.homelinux.org
Thu Mar 25 20:28:45 UTC 2010
On Thursday 25 March 2010 19:24:10 John Aldrich wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 March 2010, Jan Simonson wrote:
> > > Yet this is another case of 'it works for me' - so we have to find out
> > > why you have a problem, since it cannot possibly be a faulty package.
> > If you add a new contact in AddressBook and then open a "new mail"
> > window in Kmail and type the _name_ of the new contact in the to-field
> > does the email- address really come up there as a suggestion for you?
> It does NOT for me. I'm the one who started this thread! I just want
> KMail/KDEPIM to allow me to add entries to the address book and for them to
> come up when I enter them on the "to" line or search for them in the
> address book. Currently neither works. I'd like BOTH to work.
> If anyone has any ideas on how to make it work, I'd really like to hear!
K.. Let me state that I agree that this a very unintuitive way of doing things
but... These are the steps I took to get a working address book.
1) Make a backup copy of my addressbook vcf file.
2) Go into System Settings -> Advanced -> Akonadi Configuration
3) Exit out of all Kontact apps
4) Delete all the address books (Addressbook, Personal Contacts, etc.)
5) Stop Akonadi
6) Start Akonadi
7) Start Kontact (Akonadi should start. If it doesn't you will need to restart
it from Akonadi Reconfiguration.
8) In Akonadi Reconfiguration Create a new Personal Contacts
9) Check to make sure it shows up in Kontact.
10) If your old addresses are still in Contacts then delete them.
12) From Contacts in Kontact, Select the Personal Contacts
13) Click on file and import the old vcf from the original Addressobok.
Hopefully, things will be working just fine.
Like I said this is a horrible way to go about configuring ones PIM. I really
do not understand the need to configure a client application by configuring a
server. Seems well.... I really don't have the words.
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