Bug 442387 - "Use default identity" does not respect parent folder setting
Summary: "Use default identity" does not respect parent folder setting
Status: REPORTED
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: folders (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Debian unstable Linux
: NOR normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Reported: 2021-09-13 16:04 UTC by Brendon Higgins
Modified: 2021-09-13 16:04 UTC (History)
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Description Brendon Higgins 2021-09-13 16:04:58 UTC
Hi,

When creating a reply to an email, kmail consults the list of addressees of that email to match an identity to use for the new reply - if it fails to find a match, it chooses the identity based on the setting of the folder the email is in. It seems that in this latter situation, it doesn't matter if the *parent* folder has a non-global-default identity specified.

I could be wrong, but I feel like it used to be the case that if any parent folder has a non-default identity specified, this would cascade to child folders. Certainly this would make more sense to me as the default behaviour, at least in my use-case - I have multiple accounts with different identities specified at the top level (account) folder, but unless I were to set each folder individually to use the applicable non-global-default identity, this is ignored.

I would like to see identity settings cascade into subfolders, but on further reflection I think "Use default identity" would make more sense split-up into three options: 1. Use global default identity (i.e., the current behaviour), 2. Use parent folder identity (IMO the better behaviour to have as default), 3. Use another identity (user choice goes here).

Peace,
Brendon

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