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Old 03-29-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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LXer: So you think Claws Mail is ugly and lacks features? Think again.


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Claws Mail has many extra features compared to Sylpheed and is more powerful, yet is just as fast, lightweight and stable. Also, with the right plug-ins and theme loaded, it really very hard to beat. Many additional plug-ins are available. A simple search in (your package manager) will return numerous plug-ins to add to Claws Mail. Some common, very useful ones are, BogoFilter (spam), Clam Anti-virus, GtkHtml2 HTML Viewer (html emails), Notification, and vCalender.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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I rushed right out and got the Slackbuild.

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...extra-plugins/

Thanks, Syndicated Linux News forum!

Now I can see the pictures in the HTML emails that I get from friends and family without jumping through hoops!

(Yeah, I know that HTML email is evil, but they don't.)
 
Old 03-30-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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I didn't get on at all with Claws when I tried it. I'm using the inbuilt mail clent of Opera.
 
Old 03-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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I was using Opera and had been for years until an upgrade trashed my database. Like an idiot, I didn't back up the mail store, having been lulled into complacency by many successful upgrades.

I threw Claws onto my system as a quick-get-it-running alternative and to show it to my brother, who I was visiting at the time and am trying to convince to turn away from the the darkness of Windows. He's actually quite interested, but nervous, as his is an older computer and there's not much free space to set up a decent dual-boot alternative (he does a lot of photography and, by decent, I mean with enough empty HDD space for him to do more than just experiment with the OS--I have gotten him using the GIMP though).

I'm going back to Opera's mail client eventually because I really like it better than any others I've used, but, right now, I'm sticking with Claws until I feel energetic enough to configure up Opera's mail client for my several accounts and--this is the hold-up--set up all my labels again.

I must say, I like Claws and Sylpheed far more than Thunderbird, Kmail, or (blech) Evolution, but I definitely went through a learning curve to integrate it smoothly into my workflow.
 
  


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