Bug 378437 - Allow to initiate CC mail to contacts group / distribution list from KAddressbook
Summary: Allow to initiate CC mail to contacts group / distribution list from KAddress...
Alias: None
Product: kaddressbook
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.4.3
Platform: OpenSUSE Linux
: NOR major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Reported: 2017-04-04 15:02 UTC by Gerry Gavigan
Modified: 2020-05-06 17:29 UTC (History)
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Description Gerry Gavigan 2017-04-04 15:02:54 UTC
This is a problem that has arisen since updating an earlier version of Tumbleweed (probably about a six month gap)

I can open kaddressbook and send an email to an address list (but only TO, not CC or BCC)

I can open kmail and select addresses from an addresslist one-by-one as BCC, CC, TO

However, I cannot auto populate one of the three fields (TO, CC, BCC) in kmail with an address list - which seems a bit fundamental
Comment 1 Laurent Montel 2017-04-25 11:38:37 UTC
In kmail or kaddressbook ?
I don't understand what step do you use for reproducing bugs.
Comment 2 Gerry Gavigan 2017-04-27 00:23:59 UTC
Case 1: opening kaddressbook 

send an email "to" an address list  works

Send an email to someone "cc" or "bcc" an address list doesn't work
 (cannot extract automatically, the addresses from the address list) 

This is important because the owner of an address list rarely, if ever, wants to use the "to" option because of the individual privacy of addressees

Case 2: opening kmail

The only way to use an address list is to select addresses from it one-by-one

This makes an address list almost useless

Expected behaviour would be that having copied the address list title into one of the fields in an email ("to" "cc" or "bcc") that kmail extracts the email addresses from the address list and autofills the field containing the address list title
Comment 3 Laurent Montel 2017-04-27 04:55:51 UTC
"Send an email to someone "cc" or "bcc" an address list doesn't work
 (cannot extract automatically, the addresses from the address list) 
I don't see how in kaddressbook you can send an email to "cc" or "bcc"
could you explain me the method ?

Right click on contact in kaddressbook ?
Comment 4 Gerry Gavigan 2017-04-27 13:53:55 UTC
The kaddressbook issue only arises because I was trying to work around the lost functionality in kmail.

I was trying to demonstrate there was no workaround to the kmail address list problem.

If it were possible (as before) to add the address list to the "cc" or "bcc" in kmail then I would not have tried to do it via kaddressbook.

I do not actually know if it were ever possible to use kaddressbook as I tried, but if kmail functionality were restored it would not matter.
Comment 5 Gerry Gavigan 2017-04-27 13:57:40 UTC
I realise I might be giving too much information. This is about kmail.

The issue is with kmail and address lists and there is no workaround by starting with kaddressbook
Comment 6 Laurent Montel 2017-07-06 16:18:34 UTC
Here it works fine. Perhaps it's your baloo database which is broken.
We use same method for expand address in to/cc/bcc, so I don't understand how it can work for to and not for others.
Comment 7 null 2020-05-06 17:29:59 UTC
Testing with KMail 5.13.3, the "Select Recipient" dialog allows to "Add as To/CC/BCC" for both individual addresses as well as address lists. Let's consider this part fixed.

As for KAddressbook, it would indeed be useful to be able to directly initiate a new message to an address list using CC. Currently this only works with "To" via "Action > Send an email...". Let's change the title of the bug accordingly.