Email

The Email section lets you choose options for sending and addressing email alarms:

  • Email client: Specify the email client to be used to send email alarms:

    • KMail: When an email alarm is triggered, the email is sent using KMail (which is started first if necessary) as follows:

      • If KMail is version 1.7 or later, the email is sent automatically.

      • If KMail is an older version, the email is added to KMail's outbox folder for later transmission.

    • Sendmail: When an email alarm is triggered, the email is sent automatically using sendmail®. This option will only work if your system is configured to use sendmail®, or a sendmail® compatible mail transport agent such as postfix or qmail.

  • Copy sent emails into KMail's sent-items folder: Select this option if, every time an email alarm is triggered, you want a copy of the transmitted email to be stored in KMail's sent-items folder.

    Note

    This option is not available when KMail is selected as the email client, since KMail automatically does this.

  • Notify when remote emails are queued: Select this option to display a notification whenever an email alarm queues an email for sending to a remote system. This may be useful if, for example, you have a dial-up connection, or email is queued in KMail's outbox folder, so that you can ensure that you do whatever is needed to actually transmit the email.

  • Select your email address to be used as the sender's address in email alarms:

    • Select From to enter an email address.

    • Select Use address from System Settings to use the email address which is configured in the KDE System Settings.

    • Select Use KMail identities to be able to choose at the time you configure an email alarm which of KMail's email identities to use. KMail's default identity will be used for alarms which were already configured before you selected this option.

  • Select your email address to be used for sending blind copies of email alarms to yourself when the Copy email to self option is selected:

    • Select Bcc to enter an email address. If blind copies are to be sent to your account on the computer which KAlarm runs on, you could simply enter your user login name here.

    • Select Use address from System Settings to use the email address which is configured in the KDE System Settings.