Claws mail

  • Version

  • Date Added
    (to site)

    May 14th, 2008
  • Author

    Paul Mangan
  • License

    GPL (?)
  • Description

    Claws Mail is an email client (and news reader), based on GTK+ offering fast response times, an elegant and sophisticated interface, easy configuration and intuitive operation, extensibility, robustness and stability.

    The overall appearance and the graphic interface were designed to be familiar to new users coming from other popular email clients, as well as experienced users. Almost all commands are accessible using the keyboard.

    The messages are managed in the standard MH format, which features fast access and data security. You’ll be able to import your emails from almost any other email client, and export them just as easily.

    There is a lot of extra functionality such as an RSS aggregator, calendar, or laptop LED handling, accessible through the extra plugins.

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Claws mail

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Jul 11th, 2008, 6:14 am | #


I tried out Slypheed Claws a few years ago and found that it was “promising” but not ready for daily use. Well I got bored lately and thought I would take a look at it again which it’s now “Claws Mail”. I’ve found it to be very stable, very fast and an abundance of easily configurable and powerful features. It’s appearance is clean, appealing to the eye. HTML mail today is just a fact of life no matter how much I loath it. I’m using the gtkhml plugin and when I do get one of the offending HTML emails it does a nice job rendering it. What I love is that by default outgoing mail is in text, bravo to the developers.

Not having to install all the bloat of a KDE program like Kmail is also a major plus. Kmail is “alright”, Thunderbird is OK but I’ve found Claws very fast, appealing to the eye, lots of very powerful features and it fits my needs very well. It looks like I’ll be moving over to Claws from Mulberry, it’s just that good.


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Usability ★★★★★

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