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 <title>Introduction</title>
 
   <section id="intro_what">
 <title>Introduction</title>
 
   <section id="intro_what">
-    <title>What is Sylpheed-Claws</title>
+    <title>What is Claws Mail?</title>
     <para>
     <para>
+       Claws Mail is an email client aiming at being fast, easy-to-use and
+       powerful. It is mostly desktop-independent, but tries to integrate
+       with your desktop as best as possible. The Claws Mail developers try
+       hard to keep it lightweight, so that it should be usable on low-end
+       computers without much memory or CPU power.
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_whatnot">
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_whatnot">
-    <title>What Sylpheed-Claws is not</title>
+    <title>What Claws Mail is not</title>
     <para>
     <para>
+       Claws Mail is not a full-featured Personal Information Manager like
+       Evolution or Outlook, although external plugins provide these
+       functionalities. Claws Mail will not let you write and send HTML
+       emails or other kind of annoyances, hence it may not be the software
+       you need in some business environments.
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_features"> 
     <title>Main features</title>
     <para>
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_features"> 
     <title>Main features</title>
     <para>
+       Claws Mail sports almost everything a perfect email client needs.
+       Mail retrieval over POP3, IMAP4, local mbox, over SSL; support for
+       various authentication schemes. It has multiple accounts and
+       mailboxes, powerful filtering and search functionality, import/export
+       capabilities using a number of formats, support for GnuPG (digital
+       signatures and encryption). It supports plugins, customisable
+       toolbars, spell checking, a number of guards to prevent any data loss,
+       per-folder preferences, and much more. A list of features can be
+       found at <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/features.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/features.php</ulink>.
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_history">
     </para>
   </section>
 
   <section id="intro_history">
-    <title>History of Sylpheed-Claws</title>
+    <title>History of Claws Mail</title>
     <para>
     <para>
+       Claws Mail has existed since April 2001. It was initially named
+       Sylpheed-Claws and changed its name to Claws Mail in November 2006.
+       The primary goal of Sylpheed-Claws was to be a test-bed for potential
+       features of <ulink url="http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/"
+       >Sylpheed</ulink>, so that new features could be tested thoroughly
+       without compromising Sylpheed's stability. Sylpheed-Claws developers
+       regularly synchronised their codebase with Sylpheed's codebase, and
+       Sylpheed's author, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, took back the new features he
+       liked once they were stabilised.
+    </para><para>
+       Originally both Sylpheed and Claws Mail were based on GTK1. The work
+       on the GTK2 versions started in early 2003, and the first modern
+       (GTK2-based) Sylpheed-Claws was released in March 2005. Since about
+       this time, Sylpheed and Sylpheed-Claws' goals started to diverge more,
+       and Sylpheed-Claws became an entity of its own. This is why its name
+       is now Claws Mail.
     </para>
   </section>
 
     </para>
   </section>
 
+  <section id="intro_information">
+    <title>Useful URLs</title>
+    <para>
+       Website: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org"
+       >www.claws-mail.org</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Latest News: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/news.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/news.php</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Plugins: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/plugins.php</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Icon Themes: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/themes.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/themes.php</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Tools: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/tools.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/tools.php</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Mailing Lists: <ulink url="http://www.claws-mail.org/MLs.php"
+       >www.claws-mail.org/MLs.php</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Bugtracker: <ulink url="http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/"
+       >www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/</ulink>
+    </para>
+    <para>
+       Source code:
+    </para>
+    <variablelist>
+      <varlistentry>
+       <term>Tarballs</term>
+       <listitem>
+         <para>
+           <ulink url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/claws-mail/files/"
+           >sourceforge.net/projects/claws-mail/files/</ulink>
+         </para>
+       </listitem>
+      </varlistentry>
+      <varlistentry>
+       <term>VCS repository</term>
+       <listitem>
+         <para>
+           <ulink url="http://git.claws-mail.org/"
+           >git.claws-mail.org/</ulink>
+         </para>
+       </listitem>
+      </varlistentry>
+    </variablelist>
+  </section>
+
 </section>
 
 </section>