How to Install Claws Mail in Ubuntu

To install Claws Mail in Ubuntu

Claws Mail is a fast, lightweight, and GTK+ based email and news client. It offers easy configuration and user friendly features. This tutorial will guide you through the Claws Mail installation in Ubuntu.

 

 

Features

  •     Supports File attachments through ‘|attach_output{sub_expr}’ or ‘|A{sub_expr}’ options.
  •     Disables the hiding threads and messages in draft folders.
  •     Adds notification support for Ubuntu's Unity Messaging Menu
  •     Doesn't add the Message -ID to the drafted message.


Installation of Claws Mail

The installation of Claws Mail requires the prior addition of repository. Add it with the following command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail
More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandbook1/+archive/ubuntu/claws-mail
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmptm5dkpf1/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmptm5dkpf1/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 852541CB from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmptm5dkpf1/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 852541CB: public key "Launchpad PPA for Panda Jim" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
OK

Update the newly added repository with the following command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [95.7 kB]
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [6,408 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [6,420 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [5,212 B]
Fetched 131 kB in 2s (63.3 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Now install Claws Mail by invoking the following command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install claws-mail -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
claws-mail-i18n libcompfaceg1 libetpan17 liblockfile-bin liblockfile1 libpisock9 xfonts-100dpi
Suggested packages:
claws-mail-doc claws-mail-tools jpilot pilot-link kpilot gnome-pilot evolution sylpheed
The following NEW packages will be installed:
claws-mail claws-mail-i18n libcompfaceg1 libetpan17 liblockfile-bin liblockfile1 libpisock9 xfonts-100dpi
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 416 not upgraded.
Need to get 6,597 kB of archives.
After this operation, 16.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 liblockfile-bin amd64 1.09-6ubuntu1 [10.8 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 claws-mail amd64 3.14.1-0ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04 [1,338 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 liblockfile1 amd64 1.09-6ubuntu1 [8,056 B]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libcompfaceg1 amd64 1:1.5.2-5 [14.9 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libetpan17 amd64 1.6-1build1 [266 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libpisock9 amd64 0.12.5-dfsg-2 [127 kB]
Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 xfonts-100dpi all 1:1.0.4+nmu1 [3,823 kB]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 claws-mail-i18n all 3.14.1-0ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04 [1,011 kB]
Fetched 6,597 kB in 48s (136 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package liblockfile-bin.
(Reading database ... 173836 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../liblockfile-bin_1.09-6ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking liblockfile-bin (1.09-6ubuntu1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package liblockfile1:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../liblockfile1_1.09-6ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking liblockfile1:amd64 (1.09-6ubuntu1) ...
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Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up liblockfile-bin (1.09-6ubuntu1) ...
Setting up liblockfile1:amd64 (1.09-6ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libcompfaceg1 (1:1.5.2-5) ...
Setting up libetpan17:amd64 (1.6-1build1) ...
Setting up libpisock9 (0.12.5-dfsg-2) ...
Setting up claws-mail (3.14.1-0ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04) ...
Setting up claws-mail-i18n (3.14.1-0ubuntu2~ubuntu16.04) ...
Setting up xfonts-100dpi (1:1.0.4+nmu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...

 

 

Claws Mail is now installed. To open the Claws Mail, click on the search bar and type claws-mail.

Claws-Mail-search

Click on the icon to start the setup on the claws mail.

Claws-Mail-start

Enter the required details.

Claws-Mail-about-you

Make the necessary configuration as follows.

Claws-Mail-receiving-mail

Claws-Mail-sending-mail

Claws-Mail-saving-mail

Once the required configuration is over, click save.

Claws-Mail-configuration

Now you can see and access the claws mail.

Claws-Mail-access

If you want to remove Claws Mail, use the following command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove claws-mail -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libcompfaceg1 libetpan17 liblockfile-bin liblockfile1 libpisock9
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
claws-mail claws-mail-i18n
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Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

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