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Re: KDE Wallet - why does it ask?

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

>> I am accessing mail from two accounts, both from IMAP servers;
>> but I have given the passwords for both, and asked KMail to store
>> them.
>> I assume this means that they need not be stored in the wallet?
> I don't use Kmail, but AFAIK when Kmail stores the account password it
> uses Kwallet to do it. Presumably it used to be able to access the
> wallet automatically e.g. it was keyed to your login password (I'm
> speculating here) and that is what has changed.

How exactly does one "key" wallet to one's login password?
Is that the same as giving no password to the wallet?

The fact is, I do not understand how KWallet works.
I understand the theory, but not how it interacts 
with different applications.

But thanks for trying to help.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin 

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