Claws-Mail in Xubuntu

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Sun Jan 7 16:21:59 UTC 2007

On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 17:00:57 +0100
Gauvain Pocentek <gauvainpocentek at> wrote:

> 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
Yes I concur with these points. If I have to vote between thunderbird
or claws it will absolutely be thunderbrid. Also a multiple packaging
system for easy average and advanced is just to much work and to

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