Claws Mail 2.6.1 review

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Sylpheed ClawsClaws Mail (previously known as Sylpheed-Claws) project is an e-mail client (and

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Claws Mail Team
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Sylpheed ClawsClaws Mail (previously known as Sylpheed-Claws) project is an e-mail client (and news reader), based on GTK+.

The appearance and interface are similar to some popular e-mail clients for Windows, such as Outlook Express, Becky!, and Datula. The interface is also designed to emulate the mailers on Emacsen, and almost all commands are accessible with the keyboard.

The messages are managed in MH format, and you'll be able to use it together with another mailer based on MH format (like Mew). You can also utilize fetchmail and/or procmail, and external programs on receiving (like inc or imget).

Claws Mail is distributed under the GPL.

Here are some key features of "Claws Mail":
Multiple accounts
Threaded display
Mime attachments
Usenet news reading and posting
SSL over POP3, SMTP, IMAP4rev1 and NNTP protocols
GnuPG support (with GPGME)
Build-in image viewer
X-Face support
User-defined headers
Colour labels
Multiple MH folder support
Mbox import/export
External editor
Message queueing and drafting
Automated mail checking
Clickable URIs
XML-based addressbook
Plugin mechanism
New message cache system
New sort function
New filtering/processing mechanism
Spell checking (with aspell)
Powerful Extended Search
MH/IMAP/MBOX folder drag 'n' drop support
POP before SMTP authentication
Automatic saving of message when composing
Automatic message drafting and cache saving on kill
Built-in GDB crash handler
Customisable toolbars
Quick search function
'Dynamic' signatures
Font configuration
Icon theming Automatic account selection
Message scoring
Ability to hide read messages
IMAP over SSH Tunnel
IMAP: UIDPLUS extension support.
Request Return-Receipt
Extra Folder properties:
Save messages
Default To:
Subject simplification
Folder CHMOD
Default account
Folder colour
Revised compose window
'Ignore thread' option
Improved clickable URL support
URI parser accepts mailto URLs with a '?'
Configurable notification of new mail
7bit and 8bit encoding of attachments
NNTP: auto-mark cross-posted messages
Configurable (non-)display of images
Signature in the message view can be coloured
User-definable quotation characters
Indication of unread answers to marked mails: '(!)' is appended to the folder name when a marked message has a response
Display url in statusbar on single-click
online/offline modes
--online and --offline command-line switches
Message priority setting
Controllable size of log text in log window
Ability to select part of a text mime-part to reply
Reply and forward flags get set on sending message
Sylpheed man page
GnuPG users are informed of expired signatures and keys
GnuPG signed messages are indicated by an icon in the Attachment column
'On-the-fly' changing of the type of GnuPG encryption and/or signing used (MIME/ascii) in the Compose window
Manual selection of MIME type and encoding for attachments
Allow user to 'Save all' attachments in a mail with multiple attachments
Save 2 or more selected files to a single file
Cc and Bcc Template definitions
SSL certificate management
Logging can be stopped
User-definable newsgroup names abbreviation length
Manual and FAQ remote and local links
Actions: trailing ">" syntax to insert command's output without replacing old text (in contrast to trailing "|")
Address book: import Mutt addressbook
Address book: import Pine addressbook
Address book copy and paste
Support for LDAP dynamic queries
Harvest addresses for addressbook
Export addressbook to html file
Address book: 'Edit Group Details' dialog allows multiple selection in either pane
.mh_sequences file is created in new MH folders

What's New in This Release:
Claws Mail was previously known as Sylpheed-Claws.
This is the first release as Claws Mail.
Several bugs have been fixed.

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