Claws-Mail – Part I

I installed Claws today on my laptop for a testdrive.

Like I blogged earlier the conversion was a bit of a pain as I couldn’t import my accounts and I have a few, but I got it up and running right now.

I decided not to import my rules and just recreate them and that is really easy with Claws. You choose automatic and it detects mail listings headers and uses them for filtering. It’s true it’s pretty quick and coming from makes using Claws easy.
The thing I don’t like about Claws is how it looks, I mean the GUI itself. It GTK2 based and it’s just not my liking but I could live with it if necessary.

I’m still looking for a couple of things that I love with Thunderbird and haven’t found yet in Claws.

  • Rule based GPG options. With Enigmail in Thunderbird you can use rules, like receiving address, to determine if a message has to encrypted and/or signed.
  • Signature switch. You can have a signature with each account in Claws but with a Thunderbird’s add-on you can select different signatures while composing an email, or use a rule to set a signature.

So far I like Claws, I’ll keep test driving it for a week or so, depending on my findings.

I installed Claws today on my laptop for a testdrive.

Like I blogged earlier the conversion was a bit of a pain as I couldn’t import my accounts and I have a few, but I got it up and running right now.

I decided not to import my rules and just recreate them and that is really easy with Claws. You choose automatic and it detects mail listings headers and uses them for filtering. It’s true it’s pretty quick and coming from makes using Claws easy.
The thing I don’t like about Claws is how it looks, I mean the GUI itself. It GTK2 based and it’s just not my liking but I could live with it if necessary.

I’m still looking for a couple of things that I love with Thunderbird and haven’t found yet in Claws.

  • Rule based GPG options. With Enigmail in Thunderbird you can use rules, like receiving address, to determine if a message has to encrypted and/or signed.
  • Signature switch. You can have a signature with each account in Claws but with a Thunderbird’s add-on you can select different signatures while composing an email, or use a rule to set a signature.

So far I like Claws, I’ll keep test driving it for a week or so, depending on my findings.

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