Projects / Sylpheed


Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use email client. It has a well-polished and comfortable user interface. It has many features such as multiple accounts, thread display, MIME, powerful filtering, various search interface, spell checking, and junk mail control. It supports common email protocols such as POP3, IMAP4rev1, SMTP, and security features such as GnuPG and SSL/TLSv1. It is also fully internationalized and multilingualized.


Recent releases

  •  19 Dec 2008 09:10

    Release Notes: The POP3 remote mailbox feature was added, which enables the direct viewing, downloading, and deletion of messages on POP3 server. The backups of configuration files are kept for four generations now. Some other feature improvements and bugfixes were made.

    •  18 Jun 2008 10:52

      Release Notes: The vertical 3-paned view mode was added. The feature to save SSL peer certificate was added. The features to confirm recipients and missing attachments were added. Improvements of the user-interface and bugfixes were also made.

      •  06 Jun 2008 10:32

        Release Notes: A crash bug was fixed. The Content-Transfer-Encoding header with comments is now supported. UTF-8 locale strings with a suffix of ".utf8" are now supported. The 8KB restriction of template body size was removed.

        •  25 Apr 2008 14:45

          Release Notes: Quoted lines are now excluded when notifying of missing attachments. An option to exclude addresses/domains for recipient confirmation has been added.

          •  14 Apr 2008 07:39

            Release Notes: The feature to confirm missing attachments was added. The feature to confirm recipients before sending was added. The "To:" header is also searched by quick search in Sent/Draft/Queue folders. The "Edit/Quick search" menu was added. Other bugfixes were made.

            Recent comments

            03 Oct 2005 10:00 daWB

            Sylpheed-Claws now has its own, separate listing:

            04 Jun 2005 11:05 jpilotus

            Re: Not MH compatible!

            %> When's it going to be there?


            > When someone with programing skills and free time needs it.

            I have to say that it seems quite misleading for the front page to say: "you'll be able to use it together with another mailer based on MH format"

            OK... maybe I can use it, but there will be problems. For instance,If I delete an unseen message from an MH folder in sylpheed, mutt continues to see a "new" message in that folder, though there are none.

            MH compatibility isn't really a feature request, IMO. A stated part of sylpheed's functionality is broken. Fix it or not, but please don't suggest that it's usable with other MH clients in the current state.

            I am trying sylpheed for the first time in a long time (sylpheed-claws-1.9.11) and it looks great. I really like it. And I'm most likely going to find it unworkable, and dump it. :(

            27 Mar 2005 10:19 ken195

            Re: ~/.newsrc woes
            Typically, clients that use .newsrc keep a separate file in .newsrc format for each server. (Mozilla does this, as does slrn)

            31 Aug 2004 11:56 Thulemanden

            Re: awesome


            > Sylpheed somehow got confused about the

            > number of mails in the folder. You can

            > correct it by executing "Check for new

            > messages" in the folder's popup menu or

            > "View/Update summary" in the main menu

            > for every folder that has wrong message

            > counts.

            You seem to have to be in the top mail account and all the subsequent folders in that will be corrected. So it will have to be done on all mail accounts.

            I'm a new Sylpheed fan and am thrilled of the included spamassassin and the recent plugins for my Libranet (Debian). I needed something serious out of KDE/Gnome and like gtk+ a lot for its stability and cleanliness. It's convincing. I also believe the design line has business dekstop appeal.

            24 Aug 2004 15:31 reboot2

            Re: screen blanking problem with 9.12a

            > Sorry to post the bug report here, but I couldn't find a bug report link anywhere.

            Sylpheed-Claws BugZilla

            But I think you should report the "Problem" to the Users-Mailinglist first and check if it really is a bug, only a missconfiguration or problem with your system.


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