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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.


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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 <>.
2018-08-21 3.7.0-3~bpo9+1