Claws Mail v3.9.3 released

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  1. Bob D

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    Just upgraded. Thanks.
     
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    I had tried Claws Mail a long time ago but have been too lazy to try it again recently. So how does it compare with Thunderbird in your opinion? Advantages/disadvantages?
     
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    It's much lighter. It ain't pretty, but I appreciate it's spartan functionality without bloat.
    Excellent IMAP handling with my many accounts.
    Vastly configurable. Faster than webmail, Gmail.
    It has basic plug-ins that I require, such as Spell Check, HTML viewing (when occasionally required), V-Calendar, etc.
    (I've used in the past: Courier, Eudora, InScribe, TBird, Mulberry, Pegasus, Sylpheed, and many others.)
    I'll not say it is better (or even as good) as TBird, but it perfectly suits my needs.
     
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    Thanks! I might give it another try.
     
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    Thanks again! I've just added the Claws ppa to Kubuntu and installed it. Those videos will certainly be helpful.
     
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    Thanks, compiling it now.
     
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    Can Claws present attachments as thumbnails? Because Thunderbird can not (at least that I know) and that's quite a flaw to me; I often fail to view the small notice down there at the bottom. (I know I can use the option Display Attachments Inline but that will still show PDFs as a bottom notice).
     
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    After playing around with it I found
    1 it only displays plain text. I'm sure there are good reasons but to me it's just stupid.
    2 It's very buggy.
    3 I wasted half an hour of my time.
     
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    Thanks for the info about the update, otherwise I wouldn't have notice that my favourite mailer (Sylpheed) got an update as well :)
     
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    1) Plain text display is by design, as HTML formatted emails are a security issue.
    HTML formatted emails CAN be viewed with the HTML Viewer plugin.
    However, you cannot SEND HTML email.
    2) I've found it one of the most stable / least buggy clients out there.
    3) Then move on. There are plenty of alternatives.
     
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    1 There should be an option for HTML (without plugins) otherwise it's stupid. Not being able to send HTML is beyond stupid.
    2 At least in Windows it's buggy, very much so.
    3 I'm not moving on I'm staying with Thunderbird.
     
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    Downloaded, compiled, installed and running. :)
     
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    Upgraded yesterday.
     
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