Balsa is an e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client.
Balsa has a graphical front end, support for MIME attachments incoming and outgoing, as well as directly supports POP3 and IMAP protocols. It also has a spell checker and direct support for PGP and GPG for encryption. It has some basic filtering capabilities, and natively supports several e-mail storage protocols. It also has some internationalization support, including Japanese fonts.
The Balsa message editor is simple, but competent for composing clean and properly formatted plain text messages.
- Support for local mailbox formats: mbox, maildir, mh.
- Allows nested mailboxes.
- Support for POP3 and IMAP mail access protocols, including CRAM-MD5 and GSS authorization.
- Spell Checking.
- Multi-threaded mail retrieval (optional).
- MIME support (view images inline, save parts).
- Supports SMTP and/or use of local MTA, i.e. Sendmail.
- Address Book that integrates with GnomeCard.
- Highly configurable.
- Active, open development.
- Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages.
- Allows file attachments to outgoing messages.
- GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption.
Support: FAQ, Mailing List
Developer: Emmanuel Allaud, Peter Bloomfield, Albrecht Dreß, Carlos Morgado, Pawel Salek, Bart Visscher, and many others
License: GNU GPL v2
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