Bug 403981 - EWS resource needs to be able to specify identity to use
Summary: EWS resource needs to be able to specify identity to use
Alias: None
Product: Akonadi
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: EWS Resource (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-06 02:50 UTC by Aaron Williams
Modified: 2019-11-05 10:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Aaron Williams 2019-02-06 02:50:18 UTC
I have several email accounts, one for home (IMAP) and one for work (EWS).
While I can specify which identity to use for IMAP, I am unable to specify
which identity to use for EWS so it uses the default. This requires that I
set my default identity to my work identity.

1. Open Microsoft Exchange Configuration
2. Look through the tabs
3. Notice that there is no way to specify which identity to use


In the IMAP configuration in the advanced tab I am able to specify
which identity should be used.  EWS needs this same configuration.

Linux/KDE Plasma: 5.14.90
(available in About System)
KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.90
KDE Frameworks Version: 18.12.1
Qt Version: 5.12.1

Comment 1 Martin Steigerwald 2019-02-07 09:35:43 UTC
Hi Aaron. Thanks for your bug report. A possible work-around for you could be: Having one Linux user for the work related stuff and one for the private stuff (thus separating all other user data as well). I work this way and switch using Ctrl-Alt-F7/F8 between them. That said, being able to set an identity of cause makes sense to have within EWS resource.
Comment 2 Aaron Williams 2019-02-16 23:52:50 UTC
My current workaround was to make the EWS resource the default then override it for the other accounts. Unfortunately, I'm stuck using Thunderbird for EWS now with bug #403903 which prevents EWS from being able to download email. (Note that with Thunderbird I have to use an external editor to write email because Thunderbird is unusably slow).

To make this even better, it would be great if Kontact allowed me to change the identity at the time of writing the email as Thunderbird does.
Comment 3 S.Trzmiel 2019-11-05 10:21:32 UTC
+1 for being able to set default identity for EWS account/folders.
Currently I've overriden it fo each EWS folder manually, but that's tedious and probably not very reliable way.