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 release May 11, 2001; 16 years ago (2001-05-11)
Stable release 3.16.0 (December 17, 2017; 37 days ago (2017-12-17)) [±]
Preview release None [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C (with GTK+)
Operating system BSD, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Unix, Windows
Type E-mail client, news client
License GNU GPLv3
Website 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, 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,[1] among them are:

  • Search and filtering[2]
  • Security (GPG, SSL, anti-phishing)
  • Import/export from standard formats[3]
  • External editor
  • Templates
  • Foldable quotes
  • Per-folder preferences
  • Face, X-Face support
  • Customisable toolbars
  • Themes support
  • Plugins

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.[4] It is still possible to receive HTML mail using Claws Mail.

Plugins[edit]

Claws Mail's features can be extended with plugins,[5] such as

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