Balsa (email client)

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Balsa
Balsa displaying built-in GPG capabilities
Balsa displaying built-in GPG capabilities
Stable release
2.6.1 / May 10, 2020; 6 months ago (2020-05-10)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
TypeEmail client
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitepawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/

Balsa is a lightweight email client written in C for the GNOME desktop environment.

Balsa has a graphical front end, support for MIME attachments coming and going, directly supports POP3 and IMAP protocols. It has a spell checker and direct support for PGP and GPG for encryption. It has some basic filtering capabilities, and natively supports several email storage protocols.[2] It also has some internationalization support, including Japanese fonts.

It builds on top of these other open source packages: GNOME, libtool, libESMTP, aspell, and gmime. It also can optionally use libgtkhtml for HTML rendering, libkrb5 for GSS-API, and openldap for LDAP functionality. It can optionally be configured to use gpg-error and gpgme libraries.

Balsa is packaged for a wide range of Linux distributions, including Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Slackware and Ubuntu, as well as for FreeBSD.[3]

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  1. ^ . 2020-07-26 https://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/index.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Jack Wallen (2000-10-02). "Balsa: An e-mail client for the rest of us". TechRepublic. This particular e-mail client does indeed have the familiar feel of one of the greatest e-mail clients available (Eudora) and is simple to install, use, and manage.
  3. ^ "Search Results for balsa". pkgs.org.

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