A. Yes. Here are links to several translations:
A. Sylpheed-Claws is an e-mail client (& news reader) based on GTK+, running on the X Window System, and aiming for
A. You can download it from
There are links to download the tarball sources, and
also links to sites where you can download RPM's (for
Redhat and Mandrake), DEB packages for Debian, and
installations for Solaris and FreeBSD.
A. Hiroyuki Yamamoto (
firstname.lastname@example.org) and the
Sylpheed-Claws team (see AUTHORS file).
A. Sylpheed means 'light weight', like air. This comes from the
name of the wind spirits, the Sylphs. Claws because it originally was a
bleeding-edge version of Sylpheed.
A. Mails are stored in the MH mailfile format as used by MH and EMH. Maildir and mbox format are not (yet) supported, although it is possible to import an mbox file into a Sylpheed-Claws mailbox.
A. Autocollection works since version 0.5.1. If you need it or want it, you should upgrade.
A. Yes. You can find it in Configuration -> filtering tab.
Please note that filtering is not yet implemented for IMAP accounts.
A. Yes. As of version 0.4.99 IMAP is supported.
A. Yes, IPv6 is fully supported in Sylpheed-Claws.
A. Yes. GPG is implemented and works fine. For activating it in Sylpheed-Claws, see Q14 in the Installation section.
A. Sylpheed uses the Mutt type of mime checking.
A. No. Lots of discussions have gone around over 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 e-mail. Several patches have been made to facilitate better HTML handling in Sylpheed. You can find these patches at the Sylpheed Patch Page (see further down in the document).
A. Yes. When you search for a name that starts with "
don" (without the quotes) and press the TAB key.
This will show you the correct name (when only one "don"
exists in your addressbook. Otherwise a dropdown list
appears, which allows you to select the name you want.
E.g. Donald Duck, Don Johnson. But also e-mail addresses
starting with "
don" will appear in the list (like
A. When you want to use name completion, make sure that there are names in your address book. If there are no names, even Sylpheed has a hard time completing something.
A. That's what it is designed for!
A. The Sylpheed Patch homepage:
(Also see section on Installation on how to install a
A. To talk to others, you should join the Sylpheed-Claws mailing
If you have made a patch that you want the world to know
of, please send it to the
A. If ISO-8859-1 characters (>= 0x80) are not used in the message body, Sylpheed-Claws will automatically set the charset value in the Content-Type header as US-ASCII.
A. You probably disabled it.
A. It is installed with the latest version of Sylpheed-Claws.
A. Yes, just create/select the folder you want your mails in, and select "Import mbox file" in the File menu.
A. Yes. Just make sure that you add /. to the end of a rule so procmail knows you are filtering into an MH mail folder. Example:
Check man procmail for details.
A. Yes! Everything is written in the release notes.
A. Just press Alt-U or select "update" from the summary menu.
A. If one wishes to use gvim as an external editor it's necessary to start it with the no-fork option -f, i.e. in the configuration dialog box you need to enter "gvim -f %s". If not the editor forks and open up a separate file and when one quits the editor the changes are lost and don't show up in the composer window.
(Thanks, Ed Collins!)