[Users] Instructions to configure Claws Mail -- help appreciated

Andrej Kacian andrej at kacian.sk
Mon Feb 1 23:42:53 CET 2016

On Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:03:29 +0100
Huey.Burton at gmx.ca wrote:

> Hello everyone on the mailing list! I am trying out Claws Mail and I need some help in configuring it. In particular:
> 1) how do I set a different background color for the displayed headers, when viewing a message?

That is currently not possible. Sounds like a candidate for an
enhancement request.

> 2) when I press the PageDown key to scroll an email and I reach the end, the cursor goes back to the beginning of the message. How can I make it simply stop at the end of the message?

When you open a message, it will be displayed in its completeness, all
message parts and attachments one after another. When you come to the
bottom, PageDown actually skips to first body part, just like if you
clicked on that message part icon on the right (in what is called the

Since the first part is usually the main message body, it can appear to
you as if the same thing was displayed again. If you keep scrolling
down with PageDown, though, the program will eventually display
and scroll through rest of the message parts (e.g. PGP signature, any
attached images, mailing list footer in case of most mailing lists,
etc.), and will loop back to top of mimeview, displaying the whole
message again.

As far as I know, this behavior can not be modified in preferences.

> 3) when I delete an open message, the message window does not close. How can I make it close automatically?

Another candidate for an enhancement request, I think.

> 4) is it possible to prevent the error messages from showing up in a pop-up window? They visually disturb the user, blocking any other operations, and I would like to only receive them in the background (in a log) or maybe in a more inobtrusive way.

Paul already gave you probably the best solution currently available.
Not all error messages can be hidden that way, only those coming from
your accounts connecting and fetching e-mail.

The idea is that these various errors _should_ disturb the user, making
him or her aware that something is wrong.


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