Claws-Mail in Xubuntu

Gauvain Pocentek gauvainpocentek at
Sun Jan 7 16:00:57 UTC 2007

Colin Leroy wrote:
> Hi there,
> I saw the forum post there:
> If you want to switch to Claws as the default mail client in Xubuntu,
> I'm interested in helping.
> Thanks!

Thanks for your proposal, but I've several concerns:

1. we already had this discussion (for dapper and edgy), and it seems 
that (for the moment) TBird, even if it's a bigger app, provides more 
features and is more stable
2. who will maintain the package, ie. fix the bugs, deal with updates... ?
3. claws will need to be promoted in main, and with it 3 other source 
packages. Who will maintain them? And an ubuntu policy is to avoid 
duplication of apps in main. We already have evolution and thunderbird. 
I doubt that the distro team will be OK to promote a new GTK mail client.
4. I didn't find an easy way to import my TBird mailboxes/settings. I 
don't want to set everything again (filters, folders and such).
5. last time I tried claws, it wasn't possible to keep the mails on the 
mail server. This is a blocker, for me at least.


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