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|[[Image:Kontact_presentation_small.jpg|thumb|265px]]|| '''Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE.'''
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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.
 
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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* [[KAddressBook]] - Manage your contacts
 
* [[KAddressBook]] - Manage your contacts
 
* [[KJots]] - Your ideas organised in a Notebook
 
* [[KJots]] - Your ideas organised in a Notebook
* [[KMail]] - Mail client
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* [[KMail]] - Mail client</translate><translate>
 
* [[KNode]] - Your usenet mail reader
 
* [[KNode]] - Your usenet mail reader
 
* [[KNotes]] - Sticky notes for your Desktop
 
* [[KNotes]] - Sticky notes for your Desktop
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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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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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Substitute the appropriate path below.
  
 
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You need the following config files:  
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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
:*.kde4/share/config/emaildefaults  
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:*.kde4/share/config/kmail.eventsrc
:*.kde4/share/config/emailidentities  
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:*.kde4/share/config/kmailrc
:*.kde4/share/config/kmail.eventsrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/kaddressbookrc
:*.kde4/share/config/kmailrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/kresources/contact
:*.kde4/share/config/kaddressbookrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/korgacrc
:*.kde4/share/config/kresources/contact  
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:*.kde4/share/config/korganizerrc
:*.kde4/share/config/korgacrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/knotesrc
:*.kde4/share/config/korganizerrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/knotesrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/mailtransports
 
:*.kde4/share/config/mailtransports
  
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and the following directories:  
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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
:*.kde4/share/apps/kmail  
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:*.kde4/share/apps/korganizer
:*.kde4/share/apps/kabc  
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:*.kde4/share/apps/korganizer  
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:*.kde4/share/apps/knotes
 
:*.kde4/share/apps/knotes
  
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If you use Akregator within Kontact, you will also need:  
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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/akregator.eventsrc  
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:*.kde4/share/config/akregatorrc
 
:*.kde4/share/config/akregatorrc
  
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and the whole .kde4/share/apps/akregator directory.  
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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.&nbsp;:-)
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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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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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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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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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#Settings-&gt;Toolbars-&gt;Navigator [x]
 
#Drag the left panel closed using the splitter between it and the main panel, job done.
 
#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:
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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
 
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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<translate>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]]
 
[[Category:Office]]
 
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Kontact presentation small.jpg
Kontact is the integrated Personal Information Manager of KDE.

Kontact suite unites mature and proven KDE PIM applications under one roof. Thanks to the powerful KPart technology, existing applications are seamlessly integrated into one.

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.

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.

Components

These programs can be integrated into Kontact:

See also

* How to send SMS using 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

Akonadi and KAddressBook

  • if you have problems concerning Akonadi and the new KAddressBook, there are pages dedicated to these issues
Akonadi
Akonadi's troubleshooting page
KAddressBook
Akonadi and your AddressBook

FAQ, Hints and Tips

Migrating your setup to a new distro

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.

Substitute the appropriate path below.

You need the following config files:

  • .kde4/share/config/emaildefaults
  • .kde4/share/config/emailidentities
  • .kde4/share/config/kmail.eventsrc
  • .kde4/share/config/kmailrc
  • .kde4/share/config/kaddressbookrc
  • .kde4/share/config/kresources/contact
  • .kde4/share/config/korgacrc
  • .kde4/share/config/korganizerrc
  • .kde4/share/config/knotesrc
  • .kde4/share/config/mailtransports

And the following directories:

  • .kde4/share/apps/kmail
  • .kde4/share/apps/kabc
  • .kde4/share/apps/korganizer
  • .kde4/share/apps/knotes

If you use Akregator within Kontact, you will also need:

  • .kde4/share/config/akregator.eventsrc
  • .kde4/share/config/akregatorrc

And the whole .kde4/share/apps/akregator directory.

Of course the simplest way is just to keep your whole home directory.

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.

Hiding the Kontact Sidebar

On small screens, you may wish to reclaim the space used by the Kontact sidebar. You can replace it with an (editable) toolbar:

  1. Settings->Toolbars->Navigator [x]
  2. Drag the left panel closed using the splitter between it and the main panel, job done.

Enabling SOCKS support in KMail and KNode

Unlike KDE 3, KDE 4 does not have built-in SOCKS support yet. However, it is still possible and relatively simple to make KMail and KNode use a SOCKS proxy, by using proxychains or other similar tools like tsocks or socksify. Assuming that proxychains is correctly installed and configured, all you need to do is to open a terminal (e.g. Konsole) and type:

proxychains kdeinit4

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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