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This page presents some of the most used email clients available in gNewSense.


Claws-Mail is a lightweight graphical email client, released under the GPLv3. It has been designed to be fast, extensible and robust. It is multiplatform, so you can switch to GNU/Linux more easily.

More on the Claws-Mail's official website.

Note: When composing a message, you may have the following error:


 Spell checker could not be started.
 No word lists can be found for the language "en_US".

For this error to disappear, you have to disable Spell checking in claws-mail: Configuration -> Preferences -> Compose -> Spell Checking (many thanks to http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-469783.html).


Emacs is a powerful and extensible editor from the GNU project. It is licensed under the GPLv3+ and can be used as an email client with Gnus.

More on the Emacs' official website.


Mutt is a command-line email client.

Mutt's official website.


Sylpheed is an email client aimed to have a simple user interface, lightweight operation and high reliability. It is multiplatform and released under the GPLv2+ license.

Sylpheed's official website


Thunderbird is a well known email client from Mozilla. It is multiplatform and licensed under MPLv1.1+ and GPLv2+ and LGPLv2.1+...

Note: thunderbird has been found to suggest non-free addons, but this issue has been worked on in gNewSense, so you should'nt have this problem in the future.

Thunderbird's official website.


Documentation/EmailClients (last edited 2013-08-30 16:22:22 by FelipeLopez)