How To Install Claws Mail 3.11 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Claws Mail is an email client and news reader, written in GTK+.  It has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing the user to manage their mails easily.

The latest version available is Claws Mail 3.11, which has been recently released, coming with both new features and bug-fixes. Among others, the RSSyl plugin has been rewritten, the migration from previous versions is now done automatically, the flat file for storage has been replaced by hierarchical directories placed in ~/.claws-mail/RSSyl/, now the Up key pressed in the message body from the Compose window stops at the top of the message and does not continue up to the header fields, the POODLE vulnerability has been closed, the TAB address completion has received improvements and other bug-fixes have been implemented. For a full list of changes, see the changelog.

 how to install Claws Mail 3.11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Claws Mail 3.11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to install the application from sources. Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Install the needed dependencies:

$ apt-get install build-essential gtk+-2.0 libcurl4-gnutls-dev
$ wget https://github.com/dinhviethoa/libetpan/archive/master.zip
$ unzip master.zip
$ cd libetpan-master
$ ./autogen.sh
$ make
$ sudo make install

Install Claws Mail 3.11:

$ wget http://fossies.org/linux/misc/claws-mail-3.11.0.tar.gz
$ cd claws-mail-3.11.0
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

To start the email client, type claws-email in your Unity Dash or your desktop environment’s menu.

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