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       sylpheed - Light weight e-mail client using GTK+


       sylpheed [OPTIONS ...] [URL]


       Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client using the
       GTK+ graphic user interface toolkit.

       Sylpheed provides an intuitive user-interface and is also designed for keyboard-oriented
       operation, so Sylpheed can be widely used from beginners to power users.

       Among others, Sylpheed has the following features:

        * Simple, beautiful, and well-polished user interface
        * Comfortable operation, which is built in detail
        * Well-organized and easy to understand configuration
        * Lightweight on resources operation
        * High reliability with one-mail-to-one-file format (MH)
        * Extensible through a plug-in system
        * Powerful filtering and searching capabilities
        * Junk mail control
        * Security features (GnuPG, SSL/TLSv1)
        * Support for various protocols
        * Internationalization and multilingualization support
        * High-level Japanese processing
        * Flexible cooperation with external commands


       --compose [<mailto URL>]
         Opens composition window, with some fields preset from the given URL, if specified.

       --attach <file> [<file2> ...]
         Opens composition window with specified files attached.

         Receives new messages.

         Receives new messages for all accounts.

         Sends all queued messages.

       --status [<folder> ...]
         Shows the total number of messages.

       --status-full [<folder> ...]
         Shows the status of each given folder.

       --open <folderid>|<msgnum>
         Opens the existing message in a new window.

       --open <file URL>
         Opens an RFC822 message file in a new window.

       --configdir <dirname>
         Use given directory as configuration directory.

         Makes a running Sylpheed to exit, then exits.

         Enables debug mode. This produces highly verbose console output.

         Enables safe mode. Plugins won't be loaded in this mode.

         Displays a brief help screen and exits.

         Displays version information and exits.


       /usr/share/doc/sylpheed/, /usr/share/doc/sylpheed-doc/manual/, claws-mail-tools(1),


       Sylpheed is written by Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>.

       This manual page was originally written by Takuo KITAME <> and Guido
       Guenther <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
       Rewritten into pod format and updated by Ricardo Mones <>.