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claws-mail-libravatar - show profile images from a libravatar server


This manual page documents briefly the claws-mail-libravatar package.

This manual page was written for the Debian™ distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

claws-mail-libravatar is a plugin (loadable module) for the Claws Mail mailer.

Allows showing the sender profile image stored in the libravatar server configured in the sender's domain (a federated domain) or the server if the former is not available.

If no profile is available in, as current fallback of the service, servers are also tried. This behaviour can be disabled by plugin's configuration if desired.

If no profile image is found at all the plugin can be also configured to request a generated image from the libravatar service (through one of the available methods) or even from a custom URL.


Before using a plugin you must instruct Claws Mail to load it on startup.

For this you must go “Configuration” menu on main window toolbar, open “Plugins...” dialog, click on the “Load plugin...” button and select the plugin file, named, and press the “Open” button.


This plugin may slow down message display because of the additional network access required for image retrieval, specially on flaky networks. Disabling image cache or setting a cache refresh interval too low will only make this slowness more noticeable and is not recommended.


claws-mail(1), claws-mail-extra-plugins(7), Libravatar site <>.


Wrote the claws-mail-libravatar plugin.
Wrote this manpage for the Debian™ system.


Copyright © 2014-2020 Ricardo Mones

This manual page was written for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

2020-11-09 3.17.8