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=== What is Sylpheed-Claws? ===
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=== What is Claws Mail? ===
  
Sylpheed-Claws is an e-mail client (& news reader) based on GTK+, running on the X Window System, and aiming for
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Claws Mail is an e-mail client (& news reader) based on GTK+, running on the X Window System, and aiming for
  
 
* Quick response
 
* Quick response
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* Abundant features
 
* Abundant features
  
Sylpheed-Claws is the extended version of Sylpheed.
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Claws Mail is the extended version of Sylpheed.
  
=== What are the differences between Sylpheed-Claws and Sylpheed? ===
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=== What are the differences between Claws Mail and Sylpheed? ===
  
 
There are many differences.
 
There are many differences.
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For an incomplete list of features, and differences between Sylpheed-Claws and Sylpheed, see http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php.
 
For an incomplete list of features, and differences between Sylpheed-Claws and Sylpheed, see http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php.
  
=== Where can I get Sylpheed-Claws? ===
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=== Where can I get Claws Mail? ===
  
See the Downloads page http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/downloads.php.
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See the Downloads page http://www.claws-mail.org/downloads.php.
  
=== Who writes Sylpheed-Claws? ===
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=== Who writes Claws Mail? ===
  
Sylpheed-Claws is developed by the [http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/theteam.php Sylpheed-Claws Team].
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Claws Mail is developed by the [http://www.claws-mail.org/theteam.php Claws Mail Team].
  
=== What does the 'Sylpheed' mean? ===
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=== How does Claws Mail store mails? ===
  
It means 'light weight', like air. This comes from the name of the wind spirits, the Sylphs.
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Mails are stored in the MH mailfile format as used by MH and EMH. Maildir and mbox format are supported via two plugins available on the [http://www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php Plugins page].
  
=== How does Sylpheed-Claws store mails? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail have mail filtering? ===
 
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Mails are stored in the MH mailfile format as used by MH and EMH. Maildir and mbox format are supported via two plugins available on the [http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/plugins.php Plugins page].
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=== Does Sylpheed-Claws have mail filtering? ===
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Yes. You can find it in Configuration->Filtering... tab.
 
Yes. You can find it in Configuration->Filtering... tab.
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=== Can Sylpheed-Claws handle local unix mailboxes? ===
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=== Can Claws Mail handle local unix mailboxes? ===
  
 
Yes.
 
Yes.
  
=== Can Sylpheed-Claws handle IPv6? ===
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=== Can Claws Mail handle IPv6? ===
  
Yes, IPv6 is fully supported in Sylpheed-Claws.
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Yes, IPv6 is fully supported in Claws Mail.
  
=== How many POP3, News or IMAP accounts can I set up in Sylpheed-Claws? ===
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=== How many POP3, News or IMAP accounts can I set up in Claws Mail? ===
  
 
The number is unlimited. The limit is reached when your computer stops responding.
 
The number is unlimited. The limit is reached when your computer stops responding.
  
=== Does Sylpheed-Claws support encryption like GPG? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail support encryption like GPG? ===
  
Yes. GPG is implemented and works fine. For activating it in Sylpheed-Claws, see the [[Installation_and_Configuration#How_do_I_enable_GPG_support_in_Sylpheed-Claws.3F]] section.
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Yes. GPG is implemented and works fine. For activating it in Claws Mail, see the [[Installation_and_Configuration#How_do_I_enable_GPG_support_in_Claws_Mail.3F]] section.
  
=== How does Sylpheed-Claws check for MIME types? ===
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=== How does Claws Mail check for MIME types? ===
  
Sylpheed-Claws uses the Mutt type of mime checking.
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Claws Mail uses the Mutt type of mime checking.
  
=== Does Sylpheed-Claws allow me to write HTML styled messages? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail allow me to write HTML styled messages? ===
  
 
No. A discussion has gone around over this topic, and the outcome was that HTML mail is not wanted. If you really need to send HTML, you can of course attach a webpage to an e-mail. Several patches have been made to facilitate better HTML handling in Sylpheed. You can find these patches at the Sylpheed Patch Page (see further down in the document).
 
No. A discussion has gone around over this topic, and the outcome was that HTML mail is not wanted. If you really need to send HTML, you can of course attach a webpage to an e-mail. Several patches have been made to facilitate better HTML handling in Sylpheed. You can find these patches at the Sylpheed Patch Page (see further down in the document).
  
=== Does Sylpheed-Claws have name completion in the address fields? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail have name completion in the address fields? ===
  
 
Yes. When you search for a name that starts with "don", type "don" (without the quotes) and press the TAB key. This will show you the correct name (when only one "don" exists in your addressbook. Otherwise a dropdown list appears, which allows you to select the name you want. E.g. Donald Duck, Don Johnson. But also e-mail addresses starting with "don" will appear in the list (like "don.giovanni@maffia.org").
 
Yes. When you search for a name that starts with "don", type "don" (without the quotes) and press the TAB key. This will show you the correct name (when only one "don" exists in your addressbook. Otherwise a dropdown list appears, which allows you to select the name you want. E.g. Donald Duck, Don Johnson. But also e-mail addresses starting with "don" will appear in the list (like "don.giovanni@maffia.org").
  
=== Why is Sylpheed-Claws so fast? ===
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=== Why is Claws Mail so fast? ===
  
 
That's what it is designed for!
 
That's what it is designed for!
  
=== How can I send in patches, report bugs, talk about Sylpheed-Claws with others? ===
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=== How can I send in patches, report bugs, talk about Claws Mail with others? ===
  
To talk to others, you should join the Sylpheed-Claws users' mailing list at http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/MLs.php.
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To talk to others, you should join the Claws Mail users' mailing list at http://www.claws-mail.org/MLs.php.
  
=== Can I import a mbox into Sylpheed-Claws' MH mailfolders? ===
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=== Can I import an mbox into Claws Mail's MH mailfolders? ===
  
 
Yes, just create/select the folder you want your mails in, and select "Import mbox file" in the File menu.
 
Yes, just create/select the folder you want your mails in, and select "Import mbox file" in the File menu.
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* ^Subject:.*sylpheed
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* ^Subject:.*claws
  
sylpheedmail/.
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clawsmail/.
 
  </pre>
 
  </pre>
  
 
Check man procmail for details.
 
Check man procmail for details.
  
=== When I upgrade Sylpheed-Claws, are there things I should be aware of? ===
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=== When I upgrade Claws Mail, are there things I should be aware of? ===
  
 
Yes, some more critical than others.
 
Yes, some more critical than others.
  
 
You should always read the RELEASE_NOTES document that is included in the release tarballs.
 
You should always read the RELEASE_NOTES document that is included in the release tarballs.
The release notes can also be viewed on the Sylpheed-Claws [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25528 Source Forge] site ''Files'' page listing by clicking the version number of the release.
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The release notes can also be viewed on the Claws Mail [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25528 Source Forge] site ''Files'' page listing by clicking the version number of the release.
  
=== How can I quickly update the views in Sylpheed-Claws? ===
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=== How can I quickly update the views in Claws Mail? ===
  
 
Just press Alt-U or select "update" from the summary menu.
 
Just press Alt-U or select "update" from the summary menu.
  
=== Why does Sylpheed-Claws allow me to open more than one instance at the same time for the same user on a network? ===
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=== Why does Claws Mail allow me to open more than one instance at the same time for the same user on a network? ===
  
Sylpheed-Claws opens a Unix-domain socket using a name constucted from your TMPDIR path plus your UID.
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Claws Mail opens a Unix-domain socket using a name constucted from your TMPDIR path plus your UID.
 
This socket is used to arbitrate multiple instances on a given machine.
 
This socket is used to arbitrate multiple instances on a given machine.
 
In Linux, at least, named Unix-domain sockets are known only locally, to the creating machine.
 
In Linux, at least, named Unix-domain sockets are known only locally, to the creating machine.
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as the socket definition would need to be propagated across the LAN and isn't.
 
as the socket definition would need to be propagated across the LAN and isn't.
  
=== Does Sylpheed-Claws have an anti-spam feature? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail have an anti-spam feature? ===
  
 
Yes. It has a [[Plugins | Spam Assassin]] plugin. You can find details of it on the [[Plugins]] FAQ Page.
 
Yes. It has a [[Plugins | Spam Assassin]] plugin. You can find details of it on the [[Plugins]] FAQ Page.
  
You can also use other spam filters via [[Actions]], such as Bogofilter. Instructions on how use Bogofilter with Sylpheed-Claws can be found on the [http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/faq.shtml#with-sc Bogofilter FAQ].
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You can also use other spam filters via [[Actions]], such as Bogofilter. Instructions on how use Bogofilter with Claws Mail can be found on the [http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/faq.shtml#with-sc Bogofilter FAQ].
  
More information about using Bogofilter or Popfile can be found on the [[Using_Sylpheed-Claws_with_other_programs|Using Sylpheed Claws with other programs]] page.
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More information about using Bogofilter or Popfile can be found on the [[Using_Claws_Mail_with_other_programs|Using Claws Mail with other programs]] page.
  
=== Does Sylpheed-Claws support Return Receipts? ===
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=== Does Claws Mail support Return Receipts? ===
  
 
Yes.
 
Yes.
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When you receive a message that requests a Return Receipt a notification area is shown just above the message view. You can either use the 'Send receipt' button, or ignore the request -  no receipts are sent automatically.
 
When you receive a message that requests a Return Receipt a notification area is shown just above the message view. You can either use the 'Send receipt' button, or ignore the request -  no receipts are sent automatically.
  
=== Why is Sylpheed-Claws slow to load big folders? ===
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=== Why is Claws Mail slow to load big folders? ===
  
Certain options, although handy, slow down Sylpheed-Claws:
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Certain options, although handy, slow down Claws Mail:
 
  - Use addressbook to display sender
 
  - Use addressbook to display sender
 
  - Thread using subject in addition to standard headers
 
  - Thread using subject in addition to standard headers

Revision as of 07:57, 1 December 2006

Contents

What is Claws Mail?

Claws Mail is an e-mail client (& news reader) based on GTK+, running on the X Window System, and aiming for

  • Quick response
  • Graceful, and sophisticated interface
  • Easy configuration, intuitive operation
  • Abundant features

Claws Mail is the extended version of Sylpheed.

What are the differences between Claws Mail and Sylpheed?

There are many differences.

For an incomplete list of features, and differences between Sylpheed-Claws and Sylpheed, see http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php.

Where can I get Claws Mail?

See the Downloads page http://www.claws-mail.org/downloads.php.

Who writes Claws Mail?

Claws Mail is developed by the Claws Mail Team.

How does Claws Mail store mails?

Mails are stored in the MH mailfile format as used by MH and EMH. Maildir and mbox format are supported via two plugins available on the Plugins page.

Does Claws Mail have mail filtering?

Yes. You can find it in Configuration->Filtering... tab.


Can Claws Mail handle local unix mailboxes?

Yes.

Can Claws Mail handle IPv6?

Yes, IPv6 is fully supported in Claws Mail.

How many POP3, News or IMAP accounts can I set up in Claws Mail?

The number is unlimited. The limit is reached when your computer stops responding.

Does Claws Mail support encryption like GPG?

Yes. GPG is implemented and works fine. For activating it in Claws Mail, see the Installation_and_Configuration#How_do_I_enable_GPG_support_in_Claws_Mail.3F section.

How does Claws Mail check for MIME types?

Claws Mail uses the Mutt type of mime checking.

Does Claws Mail allow me to write HTML styled messages?

No. A discussion has gone around over this topic, and the outcome was that HTML mail is not wanted. If you really need to send HTML, you can of course attach a webpage to an e-mail. Several patches have been made to facilitate better HTML handling in Sylpheed. You can find these patches at the Sylpheed Patch Page (see further down in the document).

Does Claws Mail have name completion in the address fields?

Yes. When you search for a name that starts with "don", type "don" (without the quotes) and press the TAB key. This will show you the correct name (when only one "don" exists in your addressbook. Otherwise a dropdown list appears, which allows you to select the name you want. E.g. Donald Duck, Don Johnson. But also e-mail addresses starting with "don" will appear in the list (like "don.giovanni@maffia.org").

Why is Claws Mail so fast?

That's what it is designed for!

How can I send in patches, report bugs, talk about Claws Mail with others?

To talk to others, you should join the Claws Mail users' mailing list at http://www.claws-mail.org/MLs.php.

Can I import an mbox into Claws Mail's MH mailfolders?

Yes, just create/select the folder you want your mails in, and select "Import mbox file" in the File menu.

Can I use procmail to sort my mails with the MH mail handling?

Yes. Just make sure that you add /. to the end of a rule so procmail knows that you are filtering into an MH mail folder. Example :

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* ^Subject:.*claws

clawsmail/.
 

Check man procmail for details.

When I upgrade Claws Mail, are there things I should be aware of?

Yes, some more critical than others.

You should always read the RELEASE_NOTES document that is included in the release tarballs. The release notes can also be viewed on the Claws Mail Source Forge site Files page listing by clicking the version number of the release.

How can I quickly update the views in Claws Mail?

Just press Alt-U or select "update" from the summary menu.

Why does Claws Mail allow me to open more than one instance at the same time for the same user on a network?

Claws Mail opens a Unix-domain socket using a name constucted from your TMPDIR path plus your UID. This socket is used to arbitrate multiple instances on a given machine. In Linux, at least, named Unix-domain sockets are known only locally, to the creating machine. Pointing your TMPDIR environment variable to /home/yours/tmp doesn't have the desired effect, as the socket definition would need to be propagated across the LAN and isn't.

Does Claws Mail have an anti-spam feature?

Yes. It has a Spam Assassin plugin. You can find details of it on the Plugins FAQ Page.

You can also use other spam filters via Actions, such as Bogofilter. Instructions on how use Bogofilter with Claws Mail can be found on the Bogofilter FAQ.

More information about using Bogofilter or Popfile can be found on the Using Claws Mail with other programs page.

Does Claws Mail support Return Receipts?

Yes.

To request a Return Receipt use '/Options/Request Return Receipt' in the Compose window.

When you receive a message that requests a Return Receipt a notification area is shown just above the message view. You can either use the 'Send receipt' button, or ignore the request - no receipts are sent automatically.

Why is Claws Mail slow to load big folders?

Certain options, although handy, slow down Claws Mail:

- Use addressbook to display sender
- Thread using subject in addition to standard headers
- (GPG) Automatically check signatures
- Sort by Subject, From or To instead of Date or other non-string headers
- Processing rules, especially those based on "Whole message" or "Body" contains ...