Setting up Sylpheed Mail Client

Install

debian / ubuntu

apt install sylpheed sylpheed-doc sylpheed-plugins sylph-searcher

netbsd

pkg_add ...

quick & dirty workaround

ln -s openssl /etc/ssl

Setup

get rid of the interline colors

need to CLOSE the app first, otherwise it will re-write the rc-file

cd ~/.sylpheed-2.0/
cp -pi sylpheedrc sylpheedrc.dist
vi sylpheedrc

enable_rules_hint=0

in account settings

Basic //
IMAP4 password

Receive //
only check inbox
filter new messages in inbox

Send //
add user-defined header -- User-Agent: sylpheed
# X-Mailer: sylpheed
SMTP user id & password

Compose //
signature file: .signature

in common preferences

Receive //
auto check 5 min
check new on startup
#update after incorporation
#incorporate from /var/spool/mail

Send //
notify when: pi├Ęce,jointe,annexe,attach,document,resume,viate

Compose //
spell checking -- enable default en

Display //
general -- monospace 11

make it look nice

view layout vertical

Resources

https://github.com/sylpheed-mail/sylpheed

rtfm

https://sylpheeddoc.sourceforge.net/en/faq/faq.html

https://sylpheeddoc.sourceforge.net/en/0.7.3/sylpheed-16.html

https://sylpheeddoc.sourceforge.net/en/manual/manual-7.html

https://sylpheeddoc.sourceforge.net/en/manual/manual-8.html

troubles

about certs for windows https://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html

themes

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1108537/

https://vtopan.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/using-a-dark-gtk-2-theme-for-sylpheed-in-windows/

https://store.kde.org/p/1108537/

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1080250

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1080228

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1080247

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1080254

https://github.com/newhoa/victory-gtk-theme


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