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Old 10-31-2016, 04:45 PM   #1
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mailwasher / kshowmail replacement

years ago when i used to use windows i used mailwasher to check details of email from my various pop3 email accounts. since moving to linux (using opensuse) i have been using kshowmail. this programme is no longer maintained but I have a rpm for kde4 which works fine with plasma5.

i am giving mint 18 kde a go and am impressed so far. coming from a world of rpm apt seems a bit strange but i am getting there. i can't find a deb for kshowmail that installs correctly.

Can anyone recommend a simiiar programme that i can use instead of kshowmail?

Many thanks
Old 10-31-2016, 04:56 PM   #2
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Three things:
"installs correctly" needs verbose clarity.
Usually a sign of Dependency Hell
What kshowmail version is the last one that worked, or which recent version did not?

What architecture?

Last edited by Habitual; 10-31-2016 at 04:59 PM. Reason: #Ihaz3
Old 11-01-2016, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting.

I found the most recent kshowmail 64 deb which is version 4.1-1 but it would not install as it needs lib files that have been superceded by more recent versions. I tried the 32 bit version which installed but when run (from a terminal window) gave the error:

$ kshowmail
kshowmail: error while loading shared libraries: wrong ELF cla


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