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2 <appendix id="ap_faq">
3 <title>The Sylpheed-Claws FAQ</title>
4     <section>
5     <title>What are the differences between Sylpheed-Claws and Sylpheed?</title>
6     <para>
7         Sylpheed-Claws is the <emphasis>extended</emphasis> version of
8         Sylpheed, therefore you will find that it has all the features that
9         Sylpheed has and a lot more besides. It also includes some modified
10         dialogues to enhance usability. Further information can be found at 
11         <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php">
12         http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php</ulink>.
13     </para></section>
14     <section>
15     <title>What does the word <quote>Sylpheed</quote> mean?</title>
16     <para>
17         <quote>Sylpheed</quote> is a corruption of the word 
18         <emphasis>Sylph</emphasis>. Sylphs are invisible beings (spirits) of
19         the air.
20     </para></section>
21     <section>
22     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws allow me to write HTML styled messages?</title>
23     <para>
24         No. A discussion has gone on around this topic, and the outcome was that
25         HTML mail is not wanted. If you really need to send HTML, you can of
26         course attach a webpage to an email.
27     </para></section>
28     <section>
29     <title>How can I submit patches, report bugs, and talk about Sylpheed-Claws
30         with others?</title>
31     <para>
32         Patches should be submitted via the SourceForge project Patch Tracker at 
33         <ulink url='http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=25528&amp;atid=384600'>
34         http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=25528&amp;atid=384600</ulink>, 
35         but please follow the patch guidelines at 
36         <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/devel.php">
37         http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/devel.php</ulink>.
38     </para>
39     <para>
40          Bug reports should be submitted at our Bugzilla, 
41          <ulink url="http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/sylpheed-claws/bugzilla/">
42         http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/sylpheed-claws/bugzilla/</ulink>.
43     </para>
44     <para>
45         To talk to others, you should join the Sylpheed-Claws users' mailing
46         list. Details can be found at 
47         <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/MLs.php">
48         http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/MLs.php</ulink>.
49     </para>
50     </section>
51     <section>
52     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws have an anti-spam feature?</title>
53     <para>
54         Yes. It has a SpamAssassin and a Bogofilter plugin. You can find 
55         details of it on the
56         <link linkend="ch_plugins">Extending Sylpheed-Claws</link> chapter.
57     </para>
58     <para>
59         You can also use other spam filters via the <quote>Filtering</quote> and
60         <quote>Actions</quote> features. Instructions on how to use other antispam
61         filters with Sylpheed-Claws can be found as a Bogofilter-based example
62         on the <ulink url="http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/faq.shtml#with-sc">
63         Bogofilter FAQ</ulink>.
64     </para></section>
65     <section>
66     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws support Return Receipts?</title>
67     <para>
68         Yes.
69         To request a Return Receipt use <quote>Options/Request Return 
70         Receipt</quote> in the Compose window. When you receive a message that
71         requests a Return Receipt a notification area is shown just above the
72         message view. You can either use the <quote>Send receipt</quote> button,
73         or ignore the request - no receipts are sent automatically.
74     </para>
75     <para>
76         If you do not ever want to send Return Receipts then you can use the
77         option <quote>Never send Return Receipts</quote> in the
78         <quote>Configuration/Preferences/Other</quote> page.
79     </para></section>
80     <section>
81     <title>How can I make Sylpheed-Claws notify me when new mail
82     arrives?</title>
83     <para>
84         Go to <quote>Configuration/Preferences</quote>, in the <quote>Mail
85         Handling/Receiving</quote> section, use the settings for <quote>Run
86         command</quote> in the <quote>After receiving new mail</quote>
87         frame. Alternatively, use the Trayicon plugin.
88     </para></section>
89     <section>
90     <title>Why are special characters (e.g. umlauts) not displayed
91     correctly?</title>
92     <para>
93         In most cases, this is caused by emails with broken encodings. You can
94         try to force it using the <quote>View/Character Encoding</quote>
95         submenu.
96     </para></section>
97     <section>
98     <title>Can I quote just a section of the original message when
99     replying?</title>
100     <para>
101         Yes, select the section of the message that you want to quote and use
102         <quote>Reply</quote>.
103     </para></section>
104     <section>
105     <title>Where can I find the answers to more FAQs about
106     Sylpheed-Claws?</title>
107     <para>
108         An enlarged, user-contributed FAQ can be found on the Sylpheed-Claws
109         website, <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/faq/">
110         http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/faq/</ulink>
111     </para>
112     </section>
113 </appendix>