Claws Mail

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Claws Mail
ClawsMailLogo.png
Main window of Claws Mail 2.7.1
Main window of Claws Mail 2.7.1
Developer(s)The Claws Mail Team
Initial releaseMay 11, 2001; 18 years ago (2001-05-11)
Stable release3.17.3 (December 22, 2018; 5 months ago (2018-12-22)[1]) [±]
Preview releaseNone [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC (with GTK+)
Operating systemBSD, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Unix, Windows
TypeE-mail client, news client
LicenseGNU GPLv3
Websitewww.claws-mail.org

Claws Mail is a free and open-source, GTK+-based email and news client. It offers easy configuration and an abundance of features, it stores mail in the MH mailbox format and also the Mbox mailbox format via a plugin. Claws Mail runs on both Windows and Unix-like systems such as Linux, BSD, and Solaris.

History[edit]

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.

Features[edit]

Claws Mail provides many features,[2] among them are:

Limitations[edit]

Claws Mail is unable to send HTML mail; this is intentional. According to the developers, this decision has been made after a discussion, although no details are given,[5] it is still possible to receive HTML mail using Claws Mail.

Plugins[edit]

Claws Mail's features can be extended with plugins,[6] such as

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Releases". Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Features pages on claws-mail.org
  3. ^ http://www.techradar.com/reviews/claws-mail
  4. ^ https://www.pcworld.com/article/258811/linux_favorite_email_client_claws_mail_works_well_on_windows_once_emails_imported.html
  5. ^ General Information - Claws Mail FAQ
  6. ^ Plugins page on claws-mail.org

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