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Claws Mail 3.9.2

Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, lightweight, and fast e-mail client and newsreader. Supports POP3, APOP, IMAP, SMTP, SMTP AUTH, NNTP, LDAP, multiple accounts, spell-checking, addressbook, SSL, GPG, filtering, i18n, & more. It is further extended by plugins.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

3.9.2 [08-07-13]

Added IMAP server side search

  • Added the file .claws-mail/extraheaderrc which holds editable extra
    headers to be added to compose window combobox

  • Added 'Select html part of multipart messages' to the Folder
    Properties

  • GnuPG: Consider marginal signature validity as untrusted

  • The mimeview shortcuts are now user configurable

  • Spell checker: Always show 'change dictionary' menu

  • Filtering dialogue: TreeView type-ahead is now case insensitive

  • Separated 'Mark all read' from 'Mark as read' and 'Ignore thread'

  • Made 'Mark all read' confirmation button more clear

  • Made the clickable area of the expander arrows in the folder list
    larger

  • Made SSL client certificate error messages more meaningful

  • The type of units required in the Extended Search information
    dialogue are now indicated

  • Several speed-ups and optimisations

  • Updated manual

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, French, German,
    Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, traditional Chinese, Ukrainian

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1137, 'loading plugins with same profile on different
    archs'
    o bug 1961, 'patches for a couple of clang warnings'
    o bug 1975, 'preference mutt key bindings do not take effect'
    o bug 2096, 'MEMORY-ERROR w/ Claws-Mail/IMAP and Lotus
    Domino'
    o bug 2203, 'Problems in forwarding multipart/alternative
    messages with HTML part'
    o bug 2390, 'Non-fully-trusted-key-warning appears based on
    primary UID rather than recipient e-mail'
    o bug 2579, 'Installed headers redefine autotools-specific
    constants'
    o bug 2596, 'Spell checker does not work properly'
    o bug 2638, 'Respect $LEX environment variable in autogen.sh'
    o bug 2639, 'The MSGBUFSIZE definition collides with a
    definition of OpenBSD'
    o bug 2650, 'segfault in pgp when gpgme_strerror() returns
    a non utf-8 string'
    o bug 2689, 'segfault when trying to view info about
    pgp/smime sign'
    o bug 2697, 'segfault in parse_parameters()'
    o bug 2718, 'Failure to check peer hostname when checking
    certificate'
    o bug 2723, 'Missing encoding in generated html manual'
    o bug 2743, 'null pointer crash in procmime strchr'
    o bug 2744, 'Quick search throws bad command argument error
    since recent change'
    o bug 2751, 'g_mutex_new/g_mutex_free removed from GLib 2.32'
    o bug 2760, 'display correct libc version in crash dialog
    when uclibc is used'
    o bug 2761, 'Desktop file does not pass validation'
    o bug 2776, 'Make all menu shortcuts work properly in the
    message window'
    o bug 2777, 'Installing latest cvs116 package 14 Windows
    version results in wrong paths in clawsrc'
    o Fix some modal windows
    o Only show HTML parts by default (if the pref is set so) if
    the part disposition-type is inline or unknown, but not
    attachment.
    o IMAP: Always clear the tags list when fetching a folder, or
    Claws will never untag an untagged email.
    o Fix double mainwindow presentation that confuses GNOME3
    when some plugins fail to load (subsequent Claws windows
    got no focus in that case)
    o Fix build on Fink/OS X
    o Fix build with gnutls 3.1.3
    o Fix Windows build
    o Fix Windows runtime crash
    o Fix socket communication

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/
  • Other versions : 3.9.0 3.8.1 3.8.0 3.7.10 3.7.9 3.7.8 3.7.7 3.7.6

    v3.9.0 [11-19-12]

    Added IMAP server side search

  • Added the file .claws-mail/extraheaderrc which holds editable extra
    headers to be added to compose window combobox

  • Added 'Select html part of multipart messages' to the Folder
    Properties

  • GnuPG: Consider marginal signature validity as untrusted

  • The mimeview shortcuts are now user configurable

  • Spell checker: Always show 'change dictionary' menu

  • Filtering dialogue: TreeView type-ahead is now case insensitive

  • Separated 'Mark all read' from 'Mark as read' and 'Ignore thread'

  • Made 'Mark all read' confirmation button more clear

  • Made the clickable area of the expander arrows in the folder list
    larger

  • Made SSL client certificate error messages more meaningful

  • The type of units required in the Extended Search information
    dialogue are now indicated

  • Several speed-ups and optimisations

  • Updated manual

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, French, German,
    Hungarian, Spanish, Swedish, traditional Chinese, Ukrainian

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1137, 'loading plugins with same profile on different
    archs'
    o bug 1961, 'patches for a couple of clang warnings'
    o bug 1975, 'preference mutt key bindings do not take effect'
    o bug 2096, 'MEMORY-ERROR w/ Claws-Mail/IMAP and Lotus
    Domino'
    o bug 2203, 'Problems in forwarding multipart/alternative
    messages with HTML part'
    o bug 2390, 'Non-fully-trusted-key-warning appears based on
    primary UID rather than recipient e-mail'
    o bug 2579, 'Installed headers redefine autotools-specific
    constants'
    o bug 2596, 'Spell checker does not work properly'
    o bug 2638, 'Respect $LEX environment variable in autogen.sh'
    o bug 2639, 'The MSGBUFSIZE definition collides with a
    definition of OpenBSD'
    o bug 2650, 'segfault in pgp when gpgme_strerror() returns
    a non utf-8 string'
    o bug 2689, 'segfault when trying to view info about
    pgp/smime sign'
    o bug 2697, 'segfault in parse_parameters()'
    o bug 2718, 'Failure to check peer hostname when checking
    certificate'
    o bug 2723, 'Missing encoding in generated html manual'
    o bug 2743, 'null pointer crash in procmime strchr'
    o bug 2744, 'Quick search throws bad command argument error
    since recent change'
    o bug 2751, 'g_mutex_new/g_mutex_free removed from GLib 2.32'
    o bug 2760, 'display correct libc version in crash dialog
    when uclibc is used'
    o bug 2761, 'Desktop file does not pass validation'
    o bug 2776, 'Make all menu shortcuts work properly in the
    message window'
    o bug 2777, 'Installing latest cvs116 package 14 Windows
    version results in wrong paths in clawsrc'
    o Fix some modal windows
    o Only show HTML parts by default (if the pref is set so) if
    the part disposition-type is inline or unknown, but not
    attachment.
    o IMAP: Always clear the tags list when fetching a folder, or
    Claws will never untag an untagged email.
    o Fix double mainwindow presentation that confuses GNOME3
    when some plugins fail to load (subsequent Claws windows
    got no focus in that case)
    o Fix build on Fink/OS X
    o Fix build with gnutls 3.1.3
    o Fix Windows build
    o Fix Windows runtime crash
    o Fix socket communication

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/

  • v3.8.1 [07-09-12]

    Replied and Forwarded message status flags are now non-exclusive.
    Introduced a new message state (and relevant icon in message list)
    where both the Replied and Forwarded flags are set

  • 'Send to...' has been added to the context menu of a message's
    parts. This causes a new Compose window to open with the selected
    mime part attached.

  • 'Hide' and 'View Log' buttons have been added to the Send and
    Receive dialogues. The former will hide the dialogue, the latter
    will open the Network Log dialogue.

  • A short symbol has been added the QuickSearch Extended mode: 'ha',
    an abbreviated form of 'has_attachment'.

  • Basic session statistics are now available, from the Statistics
    tab in About dialog and the command-line.

  • The display of attached patches, (text/x-patch or text/x-diff), is
    now colourised. The colours are controlled by 3 new hidden
    preferences: diff_added_color, diff_deleted_color, and
    diff_hunk_color.

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, German, French, Hungarian,
    Indonesian, Lithuanian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish,
    Traditional Chinese.

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1090, 'Standard-folders appear again after rescanning tree'
    o bug 1924, 'Messages marked move to Trash appear identical to
    messages marked move to $FOLDER'
    o bug 2598, 'Actions can move locked messages'
    o bug 2501, 'opened message blanks when moved to other folder'
    o bug 2574, 'Statement might be overflowing a buffer in strncat'
    o bug 2577, 'Focus rectangle on folder list and message
    list headings doesn't get properly cleared when switching
    heading and horizontally scrolling list (underlines and
    vertical lines remain on screen)'
    o bug 2582, 'Expanded mimeview drag n drop no longer works'
    o bug 2595, 'Change expand behavior for message list / message view'
    o bug 2620, 'shift+tab from subject field not working'
    o bug 2624, 'dialog "Action Configuration" cannot be closed'
    o bug 2646, 'Compile fails with gnutls-3.0.18'
    o bug 2659, 'E-mail attachments are handled inconsistently'
    o bug 2662, '"ag" quicksearch adds "1" to value'
    o Fix bug in search criteria when doing a complete directory
    search using '*'
    o Fix GTK+2.16 build (w32)
    o Fix sensitivity of toolbar's get_btn (retrieve mail from current
    account) and of mainwindows's relevant entry when current account
    is not able to retrieve (SMTP-only).
    o don't do TLS if not requested by user. fixes connecting to servers
    which, for example, want SSL 3 only

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/

  • v3.8.0 [12-23-11]

    GnuTLS 2.2 is now a minimum requirement if encrypted connections to
    servers are required.

  • The list displays have been updated to use newer GTK+ functions,
    this means that the expanders look different and the optional dotted
    lines have been dropped.

  • A hidden option, 'summary_from_show', which controls the display in
    the From column of the Message List: 0 (default): show name,
    1: show address, 2: show name + address

  • The image viewer now uses the EXIF Orientation.

  • 'Generate X-Mailer header' has been added as an Account option.

  • /View/Message scroll has been added, allowing keyboard shortcuts to
    be added and used for message scrolling.

  • Home and End keys now function in the Message View.

  • /Message/Print has been added to the Compose window.

  • Updated manuals

  • Update man page

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, French,
    Hungarian, Indonesian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Ukrainian.

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1489, 'Filter action mark_as_read inoperative
    following move action
    o bug 1563, 'Folder view: show complete threads if they
    contain unread messages'
    o bug 1870, 'arrow scrolling in filters'
    o bug 2116, 'Rip spaces off server names in account
    configuration'
    o bug 2127, 'SSL cert check uses canonical name instead of
    specified name'
    o bug 2177, 'addrbook/addrbook-00000?.xml is not deleted
    after removing the address book in the GUI'
    o bug 2303, 'Next unread message enables message view'
    o bug 2310, 'Crash when hitting Ctrl+R to reply to a
    particular mail'
    o bug 2377, 'Show All Headers - make change persistent
    between sessions'
    o bug 2402, 'GnuTLS change breaks socket communication'
    o bug 2404, 'matcherrc updates upon account renaming'
    o bug 2406, 'some part of accountrc not updated upon account
    rename'
    o bug 2408, 'Some UI elements are not persistent between
    sessions'
    o bug 2422, 'Toggle Message View w/ V crashes Claws'
    o bug 2479, 'LDIF address book import matches tags case
    sensitive'
    o bug 2481, 'do not scroll "from" dropdown list and sender
    address'
    o bug 2493, 'Subscription pull down should be alphabetized'
    o bug 2502, 'gnutls_transport_set_lowat removed in gnutls
    3.0.3'
    o bug 2505, 'tagsdb becomes polluted with old folder entries'
    o bug 2509, 'manually added headers are lost unless mail is
    sent inmediately'
    o bug 2520, 'Please remove verbose "No further processing
    after rule %s" message.'
    o bug 2525, 'Address completion window does not get keyboard
    focus'
    o bug 2526, 'When reading message in separate window, n and p
    keys do not work'
    o bug 2529, 'crash in mimeview_start_drag after deleting
    message'
    o bug 2543, 'filter actions in actionsrc not updated upon
    account renaming'
    o bug 2560, 'crash when unsubscribing newsgroup and having
    active search field'
    o Fix focus problem on Gnome shell
    o Fix flicker on recursive quicksearch
    o Fix huge slowness induced by spellcheck "while typing"
    during initial quote rewraps.
    o Fix build with GLib 2.31.
    o Fix crasher when spellchecking is not enabled
    o Fix compose window size saving/restoring

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/

  • v3.7.10 [09-07-11]

    The name of the account is now included within the Network Log
    output. (See enhancement request 2184)

  • Right-clicking a message in the Message List no longer opens the
    message. (See enhancement request 2353)

  • Updated manuals.

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, French, Hungarian,
    Lithuanian, and Slovak.

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1963, 'Preferences Templates Information Window Focus
    loss'
    o bug 2397, 'Gtkhtml2 viewer ignores message encoding'
    o bug 2402, 'can't download message from pop3 server'
    o bug 2409, 'Failed to compile under GCC 3.x : option
    -Wno-pointer-sign badly set in configure.ac'
    o bug 2412, 'Send account mail address in Message-ID wrongly
    implemented'
    o bug 2414, 'Claws segfaults on startup with notification
    plugin enabled'
    o bug 2418, 'NNTP authentication is broken'
    o bug 2420, 'Invalid markup in icon tooltip text after
    signature check'
    o bug 2439, 'use bitwise operator for bitmask instead of
    logical operator'
    o bug 2461, 'popup menu in message list displays 'move to
    trash' and 'delete''
    o bug 2462, 'Building without GnuTLS support leads to a
    failure in wizard.c'
    o fix trayicon build with gtk < 2.18.x
    o don't minimise/hide warning dialogue on plugin load error
    o when using a Compose template, only place the cursor in the
    body when the cursor symbol, %cursor (%X), is used
    o fix build on Debian Sid.
    o fix cursor placement in Forward template
    o fix duplicate key accels
    o fix NNTP server sending authentication warning as part of
    the connection session

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/

  • v3.7.9 [04-11-11]

    Added a hidden option, 'show_inline_attachments'. When this is
    de-activated inline attachments referenced by other message parts,
    (e.g. attached images referenced in an HTML message part), are
    hidden. This is on by default, maintaining previous behaviour.

  • Added a hidden option, 'msgview_date_format'. When this option is
    activated the Date format in the Message View will have the same
    format as in the Message List. The format of the date is also
    controlled in the same way, by the option on the Display/Summaries
    page of the Preferences. This is off by default, maintaining
    previous behaviour.

  • Several GUI improvements:
    o Reworked Simplify Subject RegExp in the Folder Properties
    o The IMAP option 'Move deleted mails to trash and expunge
    immediately' has been moved to the Advanced page of the
    Account Preferences.
    o The option 'Send account mail address in Message-ID' has
    been moved to theSend page of the Account Preferences.
    o Improvements to the Preferences for the Toolbars.
    o Improvements to the initial Set-up Wizard dialogues.
    o Improvements to the Templates preferences pages.
    o Implemented a nicer scroll when drag and dropping.
    o Added a button to get dictionaries on WIndows.

  • New translation: Lithuanian.

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Finnish, French,
    Slovak, Spanish, Ukranian.

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 2039, 'SMTP AUTHENTICATION'
    o bug 2050, 'Clawsmail sends return receipt every seconds'
    o bug 2148, 'Attachment content-transfer-encoding incorrectly
    set when signing emails'
    o bug 2165, 'The date not localized in the message view'
    o bug 2203, 'Problems in forwarding multipart/alternative
    messages with HTML part'
    o bug 2237, 'User action makes Claws unresponsive'
    o bug 2279, 'crash when clicking 'define' in filter
    configuring'
    o bug 2299, 'Incorrect handling of quoted printable coma
    in headers'
    o bug 2315, 'claws-mail 3.7.7 crashes when trying to compose
    mail on FreeBSD 9.0 amd64 (GTK+ 2.22.1/GLib
    2.26.1)'
    o bug 2322, 'GPG Full info: showing subkey ID instead of
    primary key fingerprint'
    o bug 2325, 'messages remains in folder cache after moving
    from MH to IMAP boxes'
    o bug 2331, 'Base64 is broken in 3.7.7 and 3.7.8'
    o bug 2332, 'Crash when hitting cancel on the SMTP status
    window'
    o bug 2346, 'Please register x-handler-scheme in .desktop
    file'
    o bug 2350, 'Make displaying localized date/time in message
    view optional'
    o bug 2361, 'Claws crashes after PGP Check in separate msg
    view'
    o bug 2365, 'Crash when auto-scrolling headers in compose
    window'
    o bug 2369, 'valgrind.h should NOT be part of claws-mail'
    o bug 2381, 'Support for NetworkManager 0.9'
    o bug 2383, 'folderitemrc not updated when account name is
    changed'
    o bug 2393, 'Crashes and rendering problems in the "Save as"
    menu caused by attachments with umlauts in the
    file name'
    o bug 2394, 'backtrace() crashes on FreeBSD'
    o fix matcher body parsing
    o fix crash when searching or adding a LDAP server
    o fix sa-learn when offline
    o TrayIcon plugin: fix logic bug which caused icon to be
    always set no-mail status on plugin load
    o TrayIcon plugin: force icon hide on plugin_done(), without
    it an empty space is left in tray under KDE3 and KDE4
    o fix segfault on Windows

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/index.cgi

  • v3.7.8 [12-05-10]

    Bug fixes:
    o rfe 2309, 'Shortcuts should not be modifiable by default'
    o bug 2313, 'CLI quicksearch sometimes returns the same
    messages twice'
    o bug 2317, 'Action results in "Bad file descriptor"'
    o PGP/Core: Win32 build fix
    o NNTP: fix replying (broken in corner case)
    o fix configure option --disable-manual
    o One more GTK+ 2.22 build fix
    o Debian bug 599547, 'Please re-introduce quick shortcut for
    marking as spam'

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/index.cgi

    v3.7.7 [11-20-10]

    Enable building with GTK+ 2.22.

  • A QuickSearch can now be run from the command line using the
    --search command. See `claws-mail --help` for more information.

  • Added a hidden option to set a margin in the text area of the
    Compose window. 'show_compose_margin', defaults to FALSE.

  • updated manual and man page

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Finnish, French,
    German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Slovak, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 1993, 'Cannot send mail when SSL certificate is expired
    but certificate check is skipped'
    o bug 2092, 'Changing NNTP account's SSL setting requires
    restart'
    o bug 2188, 'disable double-click quote collapsing'
    o bug 2200, 'SSL is not working with POP3'
    o bug 2205, 'PGPInline: segfault on malformed mails'
    o bug 2208, 'LDAP encrypted passwords produce invalid XML'
    o bug 2223, 'Compilation fails with GTK+ 2.21.3'
    o bug 2224, 'in some cases, button to clean quick search has
    no icon'
    o bug 2232, 'freeze when using quick search'
    o bug 2241, 'Empty trash on exit fails on scripted exit'
    o bug 2245, 'base64 decoding fails with line breaks'
    o bug 2247, 'nntp reply-to-all broken?'
    o bug 2274, 'Colors not index correctly'
    o bug 2276, 'Compile in maintainer mode fails on GTK+ 2.22'
    o bug 2277, 'Segfault when loading inbox for the first time'
    o bug 2293, 'filtering: simplify expression'
    o bug 2294, 'addrindex.c: address index conversion always
    fails'
    o QuickSearch: Do not add rules with bad syntax to history
    o Hide progressbar on statusbar when not needed
    o Downgrade autoconf requirements to 2.59 to allow building
    on oldest supported Linux distributions.
    o Only try to build manuals if the necessary software is
    installed
    o Fix multiple @ in generated message-ids, prohibited in RFC
    2822.
    o UMPCs: Fix truncated text in progressbar and statusbar

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/index.cgi

  • v3.7.6 [07-06-10]

    Require GTK+ 2.10 or newer.

  • Enable building with GTK+ 2.19 or newer.

  • Enable building with libetpan 1.0.

  • Encrypt saved LDAP passwords.

  • FIltering/Processing: Added 'List-Id' to the pre-defined headers.

  • Added 'Reply to this address' to popup menu in the Message View.

  • Added separate search phrase completion for normal/extended
    QuickSearch.

  • Several interface improvements.

  • Use in-reply-to info that is passed in mailto: links.

  • Added the GB18030 Chinese charset, which is a superset of GB2312
    and (X-)GBK.

  • Added German translation of the manual, by Volker Ribbert.

  • Added Ukrainian translation, by YUP.

  • Updated translations: Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish,
    French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Slovak,
    and Spanish,

  • Bug fixes:
    o bug 2107, 'Arrow keys don't work in message view window'
    o bug 2144 'When creating an account with IMAP4+SSL, the port
    isn't configured properly'
    o S/MIME: fix decoding of encrypted parts.
    o Avoid displaying Bcc headers in messages sent to NNTP
    servers.
    o fix headers filtering when 'Translate header names' is set.
    o fix headers setting when changing composing account
    o NetworkManager: when going offline delete IMAP connections.
    to avoid timeouts when coming back online in certain cases
    when the TCP socket will have timed out.
    o fix hand cursor after error symbol appears
    o IMAP: fix error message when session isn't established

    For further details of the numbered bugs listed above consult
    http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/index.cgi

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