How to install Claws email client on Ubuntu 16

How to install Claws email client on Ubuntu 16


Claws is an user-friendly and lightweight email client based on GTK+. The user interface is similar to other email clients and new users are familiar with Claws appearance.

Step 1: Add repository and update repository on Ubuntu 16

root@ubuntu:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:claws-mail/ppa
Up-to-date Claws Mail packages for the last few Ubuntu releases, by the Claws Mail team.
No promise on which releases will be supported, no promise on release-to-upload delay either. We try to make our package closest to Debian’s package.
More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpr7yqdzvm/secring.gpg’ created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpr7yqdzvm/pubring.gpg’ created
gpg: requesting key 5ED1D082 from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmpr7yqdzvm/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 5ED1D082: public key “Launchpad PPA for Claws Mail” imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 stable InRelease
Get:2 trusty InRelease [7,152 B]
Hit:3 stable Release
Ign:2 trusty InRelease
Hit:4 trusty/contrib amd64 Packages
Ign:5 precise InRelease
Ign:4 trusty/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit:6 trusty/contrib i386 Packages
Ign:6 trusty/contrib i386 Packages
Hit:4 trusty/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit:8 xenial-security InRelease
Hit:9 precise Release
Get:10 xenial InRelease [247 kB]
Hit:6 trusty/contrib i386 Packages
Ign:11 xenial InRelease
Hit:12 xenial InRelease
Hit:13 stable InRelease
Hit:15 xenial InRelease
Ign:16 xenial Release
Ign:17 xenial/main amd64 Packages
Ign:18 xenial/main i386 Packages
Ign:19 xenial/main all Packages
Ign:20 xenial/main Translation-en_US
Hit:21 xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:22 xenial-backports InRelease
Ign:23 xenial/main Translation-en
Get:24 xenial/main amd64 Packages [1,184 kB]
Ign:25 xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata
Ign:26 xenial/main DEP-11 64×64 Icons
Ign:17 xenial/main amd64 Packages

Step 2: Install Claws email client

root@ubuntu:~# sudo apt-get install claws-mail
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
claws-mail-i18n libetpan17
Suggested packages:
claws-mail-doc claws-mail-tools
The following NEW packages will be installed:
claws-mail claws-mail-i18n libetpan17
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 353 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,467 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial/universe amd64 libetpan17 amd64 1.6-1build1 [266 kB]
Get:2 xenial/universe amd64 claws-mail amd64 3.13.2-1ubuntu1 [1,305 kB]
Get:3 xenial/universe amd64 claws-mail-i18n all 3.13.2-1ubuntu1 [896 kB]
Fetched 2,467 kB in 5s (469 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libetpan17:amd64.
(Reading database … 187085 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/libetpan17_1.6-1build1_amd64.deb …
Unpacking libetpan17:amd64 (1.6-1build1) …
Selecting previously unselected package claws-mail.
Preparing to unpack …/claws-mail_3.13.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb …
Unpacking claws-mail (3.13.2-1ubuntu1) …
Selecting previously unselected package claws-mail-i18n.
Preparing to unpack …/claws-mail-i18n_3.13.2-1ubuntu1_all.deb …
Unpacking claws-mail-i18n (3.13.2-1ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu2) …
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu4) …
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160321-0ubuntu1) …
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) …
Setting up libetpan17:amd64 (1.6-1build1) …
Setting up claws-mail (3.13.2-1ubuntu1) …
Setting up claws-mail-i18n (3.13.2-1ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu2) …

Step 3: Start Claws email client


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