The user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client Latest Release: 3.9.3 (News), on 14 Dec 2013

Git

You can browse current Git repositories here.

You can also follow the development of Claws Mail via the Commits mailing-list: Subscribe - Unsubscribe - Archives

Claws Mail

To download the latest Claws Mail Git source code, move to the directory where you wish to download to and type the following commands:

git clone http://git.claws-mail.org/readonly/claws.git

Later, when you want to update your local repository, you'll just have to go back to the claws directory, and type:

git pull --all

To build a Git download, you'll have to run ./autogen.sh before, or instead of, the usual ./configure.

Extra Plugins

The Extra Plugins have been merged into Claws Mail repository. If you have downloaded Claws Mail with the instructions above you already have the available Extra Plugins under src/plugins.

Claws Contacts

To download the latest Claws Contacts source code, move to the directory where you wish to download to and type the following commands:

git clone http://git.claws-mail.org/readonly/contacts.git

Later, when you want to update your local repository, you'll just have to go back to the contacts directory, and type:

git pull --all

To build a Git download, you'll have to run ./autogen.sh before, or instead of, the usual ./configure.

In order to use Claws Contacts with Claws Mail, Claws Mail needs to be built with ./configure --enable-new-addrbook

Debian Git packages

If you run Debian unstable (sid) you can test our Git Debian packages. Packages are built for i386 and amd64 architectures only, both for claws-mail and claws-mail-extra-plugins source packages.

Note these are built automatically from Claws Mail Git sources and Debian packaging Git sources.

For i386 architecture you have to add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list (second line only if you want source packages):

deb http://hydra.debian.net/i386/ ./
deb-src http://hydra.debian.net/i386/ ./

For amd64 architecture:

deb http://hydra.debian.net/amd64/ ./
deb-src http://hydra.debian.net/amd64/ ./

Aditionally you may want to add the key used to sign the packages to your APT keyring to avoid the non-authenticated packages error message. If you have wget you can:

wget -O - http://hydra.debian.net/public.key.txt | apt-key add -

Important: this key has changed and is not the same key used for packages you were downloading directly from the claws-mail.org site.

Claws Mail's Windows installer

To download the latest Claws Mail Windows installer source code, move to the directory where you wish to download to and type the following commands:

svn co http://svn.claws-mail.org/svn/claws/w32/ claws-windows-installer

You can then follow the instructions in the README file.