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<H2><A NAME="s2">2. Sylpheed FAQ - Installation and Configuration</A></H2>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.1">2.1 Q01  What does it take to compile Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A.   Any POSIX compliant UNIX or similar OS eg. Linux,
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FreeBSD, Solaris
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GTK+ 1.2.6 or later
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A recent ANSI C compiler (gcc 2.7.2.3 should also
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Note: it is reported that Sun C will not compile
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Sylpheed.
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Optionally:
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<UL>
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<LI>Imlib or gdk-pixbuf (for built-in image view)</LI>
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<LI>libcompface (for X-Face)</LI>
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<LI>libjconv (for I18N)</LI>
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<LI>GPGME (for GnuPG)</LI>
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<LI>the equivalent of GTK+-devel and Xfree86-devel.</LI>
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Otherwise ./configure will fail.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.2">2.2 Q02 How do I set up Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A.   When you run Sylpheed for the first time, it will
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ask you where you want to store your mailboxes. The
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default is &lt;homedir&gt;/Mail. You can change this to
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anything you like as long as it is a valid directory
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name.
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<P>Please note: When Sylpheed is executed for the first time, it automatically creates the configuration files under $HOME/.sylpheed/, and asks you the location of mailbox. The default is $HOME/Mail. If some files which are non-MH format already exist on the directory, you will have to specify another location.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.3">2.3 Q03  How do I set up an account?</A>
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<P>A.   After loading Sylpheed for the first time, you can
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add an e-mail account by clicking the
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"Configuration" menu. Select the option "Create new
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account" and fill in the appropriate fields.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.4">2.4 Q04  How many accounts can I set up in Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A.   The number is unlimited. The limit is reached when
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your computer stops responding.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.5">2.5 Q05 Why does Sylpheed not delete my mails when I press "delete"? I set a filter, and Sylpheed does not filter. I moved a mail to a different mailbox and it did not move.</A>
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<P>A.   You have to click the "execute" button.
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The other solution: in the configuration settings
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(common preferences &gt; interface tab) you have to
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check the "execute commands immediately" box.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.6">2.6 Q06  Can I set up special addresses/ports for my mailserver / newsserver?</A>
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<P>A.   Yes, you can. In the configuration per account you
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can specify the exact port addresses you want to use.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.7">2.7 Q07  Does Sylpheed have options for threading messages?</A>
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<P>A.   Yes. You can switch it on and off in the Summary
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Menu, just select "Thread View" or press Ctrl+T.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.8">2.8 Q08  Can I create multiple levels of subfolders to store mail?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.9">2.9 Q09  Why isn't Sylpheed sending my mail out?</A>
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<P>A.   You need to create at least one account in order to
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send. (This is a wonderful gotcha on LAN installs
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with only a local mailbox feed).
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.10">2.10 Q10  How do I apply a patch after downloading it?</A>
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<P>A.   Copy patch to sylpheed directory
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Apply the patch:
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<P><CODE>% patch -p0 &lt; some.patch</CODE>
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<P>Or, if it's gzipped:
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<P><CODE>% gzip -dc some.patch.gz | patch -p0</CODE>
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<P>Run <CODE>./autogen.sh</CODE>, remove the generated <CODE>/config.cache</CODE>
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file (unless you want to install in prefix
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<CODE>/usr/local</CODE>).
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Run <CODE>./configure</CODE> with the appropriate options and
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then <CODE>make</CODE>.
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(Text as found on the Sylpheed patches page.)
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.11">2.11 Q11  How do I compile in support for compface pictures?</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.12">2.12 Q12  How do I make my own compface image?</A>
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<P>A.   The faces package contains a program called xbm2ikon script,
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which converts a 48x48 xbm to the format suitable for
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compface. Thanks to Jeff Dairiki, you can have a complete online course in this. Visit 
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<A HREF="http://www.dairiki.org/xface/">this page</A> for the details.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.13">2.13 Q13 How can I tell my browser/newsclient/other program to use Sylpheed as e-mail program?</A>
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<P>A.  In the settings part of the program, write
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<CODE>sylpheed --compose</CODE>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.14">2.14 Q14 How do I enable GPG support in Sylpheed?</A>
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<P>A.  When compiling Sylpheed, make sure you add <CODE>--enable-gpgme</CODE> in the ./configure command.
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.15">2.15 Q15 Mutt does not recognize Sylpheed's MH structure</A>
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.16">2.16 Q16 Viewing a GIF file within Sylpheed causes a segmentation fault.</A>
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<P>A. In case this happens, you can easily fix that by adding the following to /etc/mime.types:
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<H2><A NAME="ss2.17">2.17 Q17 How can I make Sylpheed notify me when new mail arrives?</A>
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<A HREF="http://www.teledix.net/sylpheed/">Teledix.net</A> for a new mail patch.
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<P>* Download Gkrellm or a similar program that is able to notify you of new incoming mail. Gkrellm is available at 
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<A HREF="http://www.gkrellm.net">the Gkrellm page</A><P>
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