How to Install Claws Mail 3.14.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

Claws Mail 3.14.0

Claws Mail, a GTK+ based, lightweight and fast email client, has now reached the 3.14.0 release. While Ubuntu 16.04 offers the old 3.13.2 in its main archive, here’s how to easily install the latest 3.14.0 release via PPA.

Claws Mail Features:

  • Quick response
  • Graceful, and sophisticated interface
  • Easy configuration, intuitive operation
  • Abundant features
  • Extensibility
  • Robustness and stability

See what’s new in the 3.14.0 release.

How to install Claws Mail 3.14 via PPA:

Since the official Claws Mail PPA is no longer updated for very long time, Ji-m has made a PPA with the latest binary packages to make installing Claws Mail 3.14 easy in Ubuntu 16.04.

1. Add the PPA.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail

Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter.

Claws Mail PPA

2. If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade Claws Mail:

upgrade Claws Mail

Or you can run command to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install claws-mail

For themes, plugins, feed reader, etc., run the command below to install all of them:

sudo apt install claws-mail-*

3. (Optional) For any reason, you can easily downgrade Claws Mail to the stock version in Ubuntu 16.04 via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail