Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Balsa - Simple and light email client on Archlinux

Balsa is an e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client.


Features:
  • Support for local mailbox formats: mbox, maildir, mh
  • Allows nested mailboxes
  • Support for POP3 and IMAP mail access protocols
  • Printing
  • Spell Checking
  • Multi-threaded mail retrevial (optional)
  • MIME support (view images inline, save parts)
  • Supports SMTP and/or use of local MTA, ie. Sendmail
  • Address Book that integrates with GnomeCard
  • Highly configurable
  • Active, open development (see the mailing list page)
  • Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages
  • Allows file attachments to outgoing messages
  • GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption
Official Sites:
https://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/

Installation:
$sudo pacman -S balsa

Setting and configuration:
1. Running the apps, here's the UI:

2. Configure the mail client
3. When done then next to configure inbox/outbox locations
4. Verify locations then next to finish up.
5. Balsa is ready to use

Enjoy. :)

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