Claws Mail 3.14.1 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04

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Claws Mail, the fast, lightweight, and GTK+ based email client has reached the 3.14.1 release one day ago with some new features, various fixes, and translation updates.

Claws Mail 3.14.1 brings two new hidden preferences: ‘hide_timezone’ and ‘rewrite_first_from’. While the first one is to set the timezone of date fields sent over the network to the unknown timezone value as specified in RFC 5322 §3.3., the second one is designed as a workaround for a limitation of various mail servers with ‘overly-liberal parsers’.

Other changes in Claws Mail 3.14.1:

  • Templates: it is now possible to attach a file, using ‘|attach_output{sub_expr}’ or ‘|A{sub_expr}’
  • Disable hiding threads and messages in draft folders.
  • a green folder icon will now indicate IMAP mailboxes that display only subscribed folders
  • Message-ID will no longer be added to drafted messages.
  • Adds notification support for Ubuntu’s Unity Messaging Menu
  • And more at the news page.

How to Install Claws Mail 3.14.1:

There’s an unofficial PPA contains the new release binaries for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

To install it, do:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Claws Mail PPA

2. After added the PPA, simply launch Software Updater and upgrade the email client from a previous after checking for updates:

upgrade Claws Mail

Or run command in terminal to upgrade or install it for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install claws-mail

Uninstall:

To uninstall Claws Mail 3.14.1 and restore to the stock version in Ubuntu official repositories, purge the ppa via command:

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