Claws Mail

Claws Mail is an email client aiming at being fast, easy-to-use and powerful. It is mostly desktop-independent, but tries to integrate with your desktop as best as possible. The Claws Mail developers try hard to keep it lightweight, so that it should be usable on low-end computers without much memory or CPU power.

Claws Mail sports almost everything a perfect email client needs. Mail retrieval over POP3, IMAP4, local mbox, over SSL; support for various authentication schemes. It has multiple accounts and mailboxes, powerful filtering and search functionality, import/export capabilities using a number of formats, support for GnuPG (digital signatures and encryption). It supports plugins, customisable toolbars, spell checking, a number of guards to prevent any data loss, per-folder preferences, and much more. A list of features can be found here.

Formerly known as Sylpheed-Claws, it started in April 2001 as the development version of Sylpheed, where new features could be tested and debugged, but evolved enough to now be a completely separate program. It forked completely from Sylpheed in August 2005.

Claws Mail changelog:

  • An easy way to open any folder on start-up has been added: Right-click a folder and choose ‘Open on start-up’. This can also be configured on the ‘Folder list’ tab of the /Configuration/Preferences/Display/Summaries page.
  • Spam statistics have been added to the session statistics.
  • It is now possible to save message attachments only, without the other message parts.
  • QuickSearch: support for a “v H V” search expression has been added and the ‘y S’ expression has been removed (‘v X-Label S’ can be used instead).
  • font/* and chemical/* MIME types are now recognised.
  • The image viewer now works correctly when not auto-loading images.
  • Icon Themes: it is no longer possible to install or remove system themes.
  • IMAP: Support for SCRAM-SHA-{224,256,384,512} authentication mechanisms has been added.
  • IMAP: The statusbar now shows that expunge is happening.
  • The GData plugin has been removed.
  • The Fancy plugin no longer requires libsoup or libsoup-gnome.
  • The LiteHTML Viewer plugin has been synchronised with litehtml 0.7.
  • The LiteHTML viewer plugin will now only be built automatically if libgumbo 0.12 or newer is available. Building with libgumbo 0.10 must be explicitly requested using –enable-litehtml_viewer-plugin.
  • For extra debug output use –enable-more-addressbook-debug and –enable-more-ldap-debug.
  • Added translation: Portuguese
  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, French, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.

Download: Claws Mail (64-bit) | 33.2 MB (Open Source)
Download: Claws Mail (32-bit) | 26.2 MB
Links: Claws Mail Home Page | Other Operating Systems | Themes | Plugins

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