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<H2><A NAME="s1">1. Sylpheed FAQ - General information</A></H2>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.1">1.1 Q01 Are there FAQ's in other languages?</A>
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<P>A. Yes. Here are links to several translations:
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<A HREF="http://www.enseirb.fr/~dinh/sylpheed/sylpheed-sylpheed-faq-fr.html">SYLPHEED FAQ in French courtesy of DINH V. Hoa</A></LI>
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<A HREF="http://silver.lacmhacarh.gr.jp/sylpheed/sylpheedsylpheed-faq-ja.htm">SYLPHEED FAQ in Japanese</A> courtesy of WAKAI "SilverRain" Kazunao</LI>
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<A HREF="http://beatles.cselt.it/~mau/sylpheed/sylpheedsylpheed-faq.html">SYLPHEED FAQ in Italian</A> courtesy of Maurizio Codogno</LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.synconet.de/privhome/rs/sylpheed_sylpheed-faq.html">SYLPHEED FAQ</A> in German (HTML-Version)</LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.synconet.de/privhome/rs/sylpheed_faq.txt">the german text-only version</A>, both courtesy of Ralf Schiffers.</LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.cs.uoi.gr/~csst9910/el_sylsylpheed-faq.html">SYLPHEED FAQ in Greek</A> courtesy of Theofilos Intzoglou.</LI>
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<A HREF="http://sylpheed.republika.pl">SYLPHEED FAQ in Polish</A> courtesy of Przemyslaw Sulek.</LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/hackpando/sylpheedsylpheed-faq.html">HTML version</A> by Marcelo Ramos, also:</LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/hackpando/sylpheedfaq.txt">Text version</A></LI>
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<A HREF="http://www.aic.uniovi.es/mones/sylpheed/sylpheed-faq-es/">Linked HTML</A>, by Ricardo Mones Lastra, as well as</LI>
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<A HREF="http://hem.passagen.se/webplats/sylpheed-sylpheed-faq-se.html">Swedish FAQ</A>, courtesy of Mattias Stergren</LI>
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<A HREF="http://sylpheeddoc.sf.net">http://sylpheeddoc.sf.net</A><H2><A NAME="ss1.2">1.2 Q02 What is Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A. Sylpheed is an e-mail client (&amp; news reader) based on
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GTK+, running on the X Window System, and aiming for
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<LI>Quick response</LI>
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<LI>Graceful, and sophisticated interface</LI>
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<LI>Easy configuration, intuitive operation</LI>
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<LI>Abundant features</LI>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.3">1.3 Q03 Where can I get Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A. You can download it from <CODE>
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<A HREF="http://sylpheed.good-day.net">sylpheed.good-day.net</A></CODE>
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There are links to download the tarball sources, and
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also links to sites where you can download RPM's (for
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Redhat and Mandrake), DEB packages for Debian, and
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installations for Solaris and FreeBSD.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.4">1.4 Q04 Who writes Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A. Hiroyuki Yamamoto (<CODE>hiro-y@kcn.ne.jp</CODE>)
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.5">1.5 Q05 What does the name Sylpheed mean?</A>
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<P>A. It means 'light weight', like air. This comes from the
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name of the wind spirits, the Sylphs.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.6">1.6 Q06 How does Sylpheed store mails?</A>
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<P>A. Mails are stored in the MH mailfile format as used by MH
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and EMH. Maildir and mbox format are not (yet)
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supported, although it is possible to import an mbox
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file into a Sylpheed mailbox.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.7">1.7 Q07 Why does the auto collection of mail not work?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.8">1.8 Q08 Does Sylpheed have mail filtering?</A>
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<P>Please note that filtering is not yet implemented for IMAP accounts.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.9">1.9 Q09 Can Sylpheed handle IMAP mail?</A>
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<P>A. Yes. As of version 0.4.99 IMAP is supported.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.10">1.10 Q10 Can Sylpheed handle local unix mailboxes?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.11">1.11 Q11 Can Sylpheed handle IPv6?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.12">1.12 Q12 Does Sylpheed support encryption like GPG?</A>
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<P>A. Yes. GPG is implemented and works fine. For activating it in Sylpheed, see Q14 in the Installation section.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.13">1.13 Q13 How does Sylpheed check for MIME types?</A>
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<P>A. Sylpheed uses the Mutt type of mime checking.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.14">1.14 Q14 Does Sylpheed allow me to write HTML styled messages?</A>
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<P>A. No. A discussion has gone around over this topic, and
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the outcome was that HTML mail is not wanted. If you
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really need to send HTML, you can of course attach a
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webpage to an e-mail. Several patches have been made to
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facilitate better HTML handling in Sylpheed. You can
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find these patches at the Sylpheed Patch Page (see
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further down in the document).
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.15">1.15 Q15  Does Sylpheed have name completion in the address fields?</A>
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exists in your addressbook. Otherwise a dropdown list
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appears, which allows you to select the name you want.
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E.g. Donald Duck, Don Johnson. But also e-mail addresses
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starting with "<CODE>don</CODE>" will appear in the list (like
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"<CODE>don.giovanni@maffia.org</CODE>").
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.16">1.16 Q16  Fine, but when I hit the TAB key I get an error message.</A>
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names, even Sylpheed has a hard time completing
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.17">1.17 Q17  Why is Sylpheed so fast?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.18">1.18 Q18  Where can I get the current patches for Sylpheed?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.19">1.19 Q19  How can I send in patches, report bugs, talk about Sylpheed with others?</A>
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<P>A.   To talk to others, you should join the Sylpheed mailing
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list at <CODE>http://sylpheed.good-day.net</CODE>. Note that there is
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of, please get in touch with the manager of the Sylpheed
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Patch homepage, at <CODE>sylpheed@thewildbeast.co.uk</CODE>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.20">1.20 Q20  When I send mail, the Content-Type header says the mail is in US-ASCII, even when I specified ISO-8859-1?</A>
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charset value in the Content-Type header as US-ASCII.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.21">1.21 Q21  Why does it look like word wrap is not working?</A>
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lines as long as you like. By the time you send or queue
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a mail with long lines, Sylpheed will first wrap the
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lines to the line length you set up, and then the mail
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is queued. This is more convenient than you think. Once
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text) and you add something in a line there, the next
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.22">1.22 Q22 Where can I find the latest FAQ on Sylpheed?</A>
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<A HREF="http://sylpheeddoc.sf.net">http://sylpheeddoc.sf.net</A> and check out the FAQ and manual from the sylpheeddoc project. Both documents are available in multiple languages there and usually contain the latest updates.
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.23">1.23 Q23  Can I import a mbox into Sylpheed's MH mailfolders?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.24">1.24 Q24  Can I use procmail to sort my mails with the MH mail handling?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.25">1.25 Q25  When I upgrade Sylpheed, are there things I should be aware of?</A>
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<P>Upgrade to 0.4.50: you should reconfigure your newsgroup settings
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<P>Upgrade to 0.4.63: you should set the URL string colors from the Configuration menu.
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<P>Upgrade to 0.4.65: some menu items have been moved
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.26">1.26 Q26  How can I quickly update the views in Sylpheed?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss1.27">1.27 Q27  Why can't I use gvim as external editor?</A>
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<P>(Thanks, Ed Collins!)
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