On Sunday 22 of September 2013 11:53:33 Garry T. Williams wrote:
After a recent update to 4.11.1, my settings in Kmail were changed
include detailed notifications of new mail messages. I previously had
notifications set completely off.
Of course, it was easy to reset this (after I found where to do it
again). But why would an update mess with my settings? (And what
other settings were changed?)
None of your settings has been changed. Notifications about new emails are now
handled by a dedicated Akonadi agent instead of KMail, so your KMail
notification settings is not used anymore. We have decided to enable the agent
by default to better advertise this new feature.
The advantage of a dedicated notification agent is, that it can show
notifications even when KMail is not running, you can configure to be notified
only for certain folders (for instance for inbox, but not for mailing list
folder) and the notifications are much nicer - when there's only one new email,
the notification will show sender, subject and start of the text (and sender
photo when available); when there are multiple new emails, the notifications is
like "3 new emails in inbox, 1 new email in Fedora-KDE".
This seems like a very bad policy.
KDE Desktop Team
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