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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 Sylpheed, therefore you will find that it has all the features that Sylpheed has and a lot more besides. It also includes some modified dialogues to enhance usability. Further information can be found at <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php">http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/features.php</ulink>.
8     </para></section>
9     <section>
10     <title>What does the word <quote>Sylpheed</quote> mean?</title>
11     <para>
12         <quote>Sylpheed</quote> is a corruption of the word <emphasis>Sylph</emphasis>. Sylphs are invisible beings (spirits) of the air.
13     </para></section>
14     <section>
15     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws allow me to write HTML styled messages?</title>
16     <para>
17         No. A discussion has gone on around this topic, and the outcome was that HTML mail is not wanted. If you really need to send HTML, you can of course attach a webpage to an email.
18     </para></section>
19     <section>
20     <title>How can I submit patches, report bugs, and talk about Sylpheed-Claws with others?</title>
21     <para>
22             Patches should be submitted via the SourceForge project Patch Tracker at <ulink url='http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=25528&amp;atid=384600'>http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=25528&amp;atid=384600</ulink>, but please follow the patch guidelines at <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/devel.php">http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/devel.php</ulink>.
23     </para>
24     <para>
25          Bug reports should be submitted at our Bugzilla, <ulink url="http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/sylpheed-claws/bugzilla/">http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/sylpheed-claws/bugzilla/</ulink>.
26     </para>
27     <para>
28             To talk to others, you should join the Sylpheed-Claws users' mailing list. Details can be found at <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/MLs.php">http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/MLs.php</ulink>.
29     </para>
30     </section>
31     <section>
32     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws have an anti-spam feature?</title>
33     <para>
34         Yes. It has a SpamAssassin plugin. You can find details of it on the <link linkend="ch_plugins">Extending Sylpheed-Claws</link> chapter.
35     </para>
36     <para>
37             You can also use other spam filters via the <quote>Filtering</quote> and <quote>Actions</quote> features, such as Bogofilter. Instructions on how use Bogofilter with Sylpheed-Claws can be found on the <ulink url="http://bogofilter.sourceforge.net/faq.shtml#with-sc">Bogofilter FAQ</ulink>.
38     </para></section>
39     <section>
40     <title>Does Sylpheed-Claws support Return Receipts?</title>
41     <para>
42         Yes.
43         To request a Return Receipt use <quote>Options/Request Return Receipt</quote> in the Compose window.
44         When you receive a message that requests a Return Receipt a notification area is shown just above the message view. You can either use the <quote>Send receipt</quote> button, or ignore the request - no receipts are sent automatically.
45     </para></section>
46     <section>
47     <title>How can I make Sylpheed-Claws notify me when new mail arrives?</title>
48     <para>
49         Go to <quote>Configuration/Preferences</quote>, in the <quote>Mail handling/Receive</quote> section, use the settings for <quote>Run command when new mail arrives</quote>. Alternatively, use the Trayicon plugin.
50     </para></section>
51     <section>
52     <title>Why are special characters (e.g. umlauts) not displayed correctly?</title>
53     <para>
54         In most cases, this is caused by emails with broken encodings. You can try to force it using the <quote>View/Character Encoding</quote> submenu.
55     </para></section>
56     <section>
57     <title>Can I quote just a section of the original message when replying?</title>
58     <para>
59         Yes, select the section in the message view and choose <quote>Reply</quote>.
60     </para></section>
61     <section>
62     <title>Where can I find the answers to more FAQs about Sylpheed-Claws?</title>
63     <para>
64             An enlarged, user-contributed FAQ can be found on the Sylpheed-Claws website, <ulink url="http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/faq/">http://www.sylpheed-claws.net/faq/</ulink>
65     </para>
66     </section>
67 </appendix>