Claws-Mail in Xubuntu

Robert B. Lance Sr. vidd at
Sun Jan 7 16:19:21 UTC 2007

point five has been eliminated....I just installed claws from the repo's,
and it left my mail on the server

Robert B. Lance Sr.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gauvain Pocentek" <gauvainpocentek at>
To: "Xubuntu Development Discussion" <xubuntu-devel at>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Claws-Mail in Xubuntu

> 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.
> Gauvain
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