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9.3. Claws Mail

Claws Mail is an email client and news reader built to be lightweight and easy to operate. Claws Mail features mostly basic functionality, but plugins can be used to add many of the features found in Evolution and Microsoft Office Outlook . To install Claws Mail , refer to Chapter 17, Managing software . You can install Claws Mail by either using PackageKit or on the command line by using Yum . More information about Claws Mail is available at: http://www.claws-mail.org/.

9.3.1. Configuring Claws Mail

To configure your email account you will need the email information provided by your internet service or email provider
  1. Open Claws Mail :
    • in GNOME, click on Applications > Internet > Claws Mail .
    • in KDE, click the Kickoff Application Launcher > Applications > Internet > Email menu entry for Claws Mail .
  2. The first time you start Claws Mail the Claws Mail Wizard appears and will guide you through the set up of your account:
  3. The first page asks you to fill in your name, (sometimes it is guessed from the operating system) and your email address.
  4. On the next page enter details of how to retrieve your mail:
    POP3
    Enter the server address , username , and password . If you don't enter your password here you will be prompted for it each time it is needed.
    IMAP
    Enter the server address , username , password , and IMAP server directory . The password is optional, if you don't provide it here you will be prompted for it each time it is needed. The IMAP server directory is also optional, often it is not needed and can be left empty.
    Local mbox file
    Enter the location of your local mailbox spool file. Values such as /var/mail/ username or /var/spool/mail/ username are common, username is your system login.
  5. On the next page enter the address of your SMTP (Outgoing) server. You may not need to authenticate when sending mail.
  6. If you chose either POP3 or Local mbox file , the next page will the show the default where it will save your mail.
  7. You may get a Security page, where you can choose SSL encryption to send and receive your emails. If you're unsure leave them unselected.
  8. Click on the Save button to finish the configuration.

 
 
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