Claws Mail Features
- Quick response
- Graceful, and sophisticated interface
- Easy configuration, intuitive operation
- Abundant features
- Robustness and stability
Install Claws mail (Mail Client) in Ubuntu
Open a terminal. Download and register the signing key for the Claws mail sources
sudo apt-key add colin.publickey
Change your /etc/apt/sources.list to include the Claws mail sources
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
Go to the end of the file and add which source list is suitable for you
For Dapper Users
deb http://www.claws-mail.org/ubuntu/dapper/ ./
For Edgy Users
deb http://www.claws-mail.org/ubuntu/edgy/ ./
Save the file and exit.
Then update your sources
sudo apt-get update
Install Claws Mail
sudo apt-get install sylpheed-claws-gtk2
This will pull down whatever is necessary to install the basic application.
Install extras. Sylpheed has very many extensions and plugins. Take a look at them all by doing this
sudo apt-cache search sylpheed-claws-gtk2
Take a look at this list (note the spamassassin plugin, the trayicon plugin, the html viewer, etc.). You can get quite
a few of the plugins by installing the plugins packages
sudo apt-get install sylpheed-claws-gtk2-plugins sylpheed-claws-gtk2-extra-plugins
Or, you can get them individually, by specifying them on the apt-get command line, eg:
sudo apt-get install sylpheed-claws-gtk2-spamassassin
Open Claws mail. You will find it (in gnome) under Applications --> Internet --> Sylpheed Claws gtk2
Claws Mail Themes
Spend a few minutes looking around and setting things up. If you like, you can customize the interface (as well as
many other things) to use various themes.
Claws Mail Themes can be downloaded from here
To use a theme, download it, unpack it, and navigate to the unpacked directory in sylpheed under Configuration -->
Preferences --> Themes. Install the theme, then select "Use this".
You may also be interested in various scripts for use with claws mail (address conversion etc.) from here
The feature set of sylpheed is very rich, flexible, and functional. You might find that it becomes a little addictive.
Claws Mail Plugins
You can download Claws Mail Plugins from here
Claws Mail & S/MIME plugin