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Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE.</translate>'''
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'''Kontact''' is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE, but can be used with other systems as well.
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It supports email, address books, calendars, tasks, news feeds and much more.</translate>'''
 
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The Kontact suite is the powerful PIM solution of KDE. It lets you handle email, agenda, contacts and other 'personal' data together in one place by delivering innovations to help you manage your communications more easily, organize your work faster and work together more closely, resulting in more productivity and efficiency in digital collaboration.
  
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Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under one roof. Thanks to the powerful [[Glossary#KPart|KPart]] technology, existing applications are seamlessly integrated into one.
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Documentation for Kontact is [https://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdepim/kontact/index.html also available].
  
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== Components == <!--T:5-->
The components of KDE Kontact are tailored to work well with each other. This results in features like intuitive drag-and-drop between appointment handling, task lists and contacts. KDE Kontact supports various groupware servers. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central addressbooks and meeting scheduling.
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In short: KDE Kontact delivers innovations to help you manage your communications more easily, organize your work faster and work together more closely, resulting in more productivity and efficiency in digital collaboration.
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KDE Kontact supports various groupware servers. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central address books and meeting scheduling.
  
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Kontact consists of the Kontact PIM back end and the graphical applications connecting to the back end. Special 'agents' (say a facebook agent) are employed to get new data in and merge it in the existing data set (for example contacts, news). Due to the clean infrastructure new agents are easy to develop.
  
 
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These programs can be integrated into Kontact:
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These programs together form Kontact:
* [[Akregator]] - Read your favorite feeds
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* [[Special:myLanguage/Akregator|Akregator]] - Read your favorite feeds
* [[KAddressBook]] - Manage your contacts
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* [[Special:myLanguage/KAddressBook/index|KAddressBook]] - Manage your contacts
* [[KJots]] - Your ideas organised in a Notebook
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* [[Special:myLanguage/KMail|KMail]] - Mail client
* [[KMail]] - Mail client</translate><translate>
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* [[Special:myLanguage/KNotes|KNotes]] - Sticky notes for your Desktop
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* [[Special:myLanguage/KOrganizer|KOrganizer]] - Calendar and scheduling, Journal
* [[KNode]] - Your usenet mail reader
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* [[Special:myLanguage/Summary|Summary]] - Summary screen in Kontact
* [[KNotes]] - Sticky notes for your Desktop
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* [[Special:myLanguage/KJots|KJots]] - Your ideas organised in a Notebook
* [[KOrganizer]] - Calendar and scheduling, Journal
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* [[Ktimetracker]] - Track how much time you spend on various tasks
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* [[Summary]] - Summary screen in Kontact
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== See also == <!--T:7-->
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* [[Kontact/SMS]]
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:: * How to send SMS using Kontact
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::* '''kdepim-users''' - for users of the KDE PIM applications (Kontact, KAddressBook, KMail, KOrganizer, KNode, ...) [[https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kdepim-users subscribe to kdepim-users]] [[http://lists.kde.org/?l=kdepim-users&r=1&w=2 archive of kdepim-users]]. A team of developers and users aim to give answers as quickly as possible
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* '''kdepim-users''' - for users of the KDE PIM applications (Kontact, KAddressBook, KMail, KOrganizer, ...) [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kdepim-users subscribe to kdepim-users] [http://lists.kde.org/?l=kdepim-users&r=1&w=2 archive of kdepim-users]. A team of developers and users aim to give answers as quickly as possible
  
 
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::*for users and developers of Kontact - #kontact
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*for users and developers of Kontact - #kontact
 
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===Akonadi and KAddressBook=== <!--T:33-->
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::*if you have problems concerning '''Akonadi''' and the new '''KAddressBook''', there are pages dedicated to these issues
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::::[[Akonadi|Akonadi]]
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::::[[Akonadi_4.4/Troubleshooting|Akonadi's troubleshooting page]]
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::::[[KAddressBook|KAddressBook]]
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::::[[Akonadi_and_AddressBook|Akonadi and your AddressBook]]
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== FAQ, Hints and Tips  == <!--T:14-->
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=== Migrating your setup to a new distro  === <!--T:15-->
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In KMail, right click on your Inbox and choose Properties. Go the Maintenance Tab. Have a look at the Location. It has either .kde4 or .kde in the path.
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Substitute the appropriate path below.
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You need the following config files:</translate>
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:*.kde4/share/config/emaildefaults
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:*.kde4/share/config/emailidentities
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:*.kde4/share/config/kmail.eventsrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/kmailrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/kaddressbookrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/kresources/contact
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:*.kde4/share/config/korgacrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/korganizerrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/knotesrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/mailtransports
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And the following directories:</translate>
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:*.kde4/share/apps/kmail
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:*.kde4/share/apps/kabc
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:*.kde4/share/apps/korganizer
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:*.kde4/share/apps/knotes
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If you use Akregator within Kontact, you will also need:</translate>
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:*.kde4/share/config/akregator.eventsrc
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:*.kde4/share/config/akregatorrc
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And the whole .kde4/share/apps/akregator directory.
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Of course the simplest way is just to keep your whole home directory.
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Just a word of warning. If the directory naming is different between Desktops or between the two versions of your distro, this will not work as there are references to the directories within the config files. This means that if the files were in a .kde directory, you cannot just put them in a .kde4 directory without editing the references within the config files.
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=== Hiding the Kontact Sidebar === <!--T:27-->
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On small screens, you may wish to reclaim the space used by the Kontact sidebar. You can replace it with an (editable) toolbar:
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#Settings-&gt;Toolbars-&gt;Navigator [x]
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#Drag the left panel closed using the splitter between it and the main panel, job done.
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Unlike&nbsp;KDE 3, KDE 4 does not have built-in SOCKS&nbsp;support yet. However, it is still possible and relatively simple to make KMail and KNode use a SOCKS&nbsp;proxy, by using [http://proxychains.sf.net proxychains] or other similar tools like [http://tsocks.sourceforge.net/ tsocks] or  [http://www.inet.no/dante/doc/socksify.1.html socksify]. Assuming that proxychains is correctly installed and configured, all you need to do is to open a terminal (e.g. Konsole) and type:</translate>
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proxychains kdeinit4
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You don't even need to restart KMail/KNode! (You need to type the above command every time you start a new KDE session though).
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[[Category:Office]]
 
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Kontact presentation small.jpg
Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE, but can be used with other systems as well.

It supports email, address books, calendars, tasks, news feeds and much more.

The Kontact suite is the powerful PIM solution of KDE. It lets you handle email, agenda, contacts and other 'personal' data together in one place by delivering innovations to help you manage your communications more easily, organize your work faster and work together more closely, resulting in more productivity and efficiency in digital collaboration.

Documentation for Kontact is also available.

Components

KDE Kontact supports various groupware servers. When using these servers your workgroup has access to features like shared email folders, group task lists, calendar sharing, central address books and meeting scheduling.

Kontact consists of the Kontact PIM back end and the graphical applications connecting to the back end. Special 'agents' (say a facebook agent) are employed to get new data in and merge it in the existing data set (for example contacts, news). Due to the clean infrastructure new agents are easy to develop.

These programs together form Kontact:

Where to get help

There is a mailing list at

and for urgent help, an IRC channel on Freenode

  • for users and developers of Kontact - #kontact

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