How To Install Claws Mail 3.9.1 / 3.9.2 On Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 And Linux Mint 15, 14, 13

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 easilly. The latest version available is Claws Mail 2.9.2. For a full list of features, see the changelog.

 how to install Claws Mail 3.9.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

In this article I will show you how to install Claws Mail 3.9.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

The latest version of Claws Mail available from the official PPA is Claws Mail 3.9.1. To install it, just do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:claws-mail/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install claws

To install the latest version of Claws Mail, Claws Mail 3.9.2, you have to download it by hand and install it from sources. This is how you do that:

Install the needed dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install -y libc6 libcairo2 libcompfaceg1 libdbus-glib-1-2 libenchant1c2a libetpan15 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 libglib2.0-0 libgnutls26 libgtk2.0-0 libice6 libldap-2.4-2 libpango1.0-0 libpisock9 libsm6 xdg-utils

Combile and install Claws Mail 3.9.2 from source:

$ wget -c sourceforge.net/projects/sylpheed-claws/files/Claws%20Mail/3.9.2/claws-mail-3.9.2.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf claws-mail-3.9.2.tar.bz2
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

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