Claws Mail Webkit Plugin – Deb Avaiable


I have now made a Debian package for the Webkit Plugin for Claws Mail I spoke about.

It is located in my PPA. It is called claws-mail-fancy-plugin.

Instead of adding my PPA, you can just download the debian packages below (however they will not get updated, only the ones in my PPA will.

Remember, to activate the plugin, open Claws Mail and go to Configuration > Plugins. Then click Load and select fancy.so. now the plugin is activated, it will render html for you. you may also want to go into Configuration > Preferences, Plugins > Fancy and select the options you want (I checked all the boxes).

  • claws-mail-fancy-plugin_0.9.6cvs12-1_amd64.deb
    (70.2 KiB)
  • claws-mail-fancy-plugin_0.9.6cvs12-1_i386.deb
    (64.9 KiB)
  • WebKit Claws-Mail Plugin


    Hi Everyone.

    I have been using Claws Mail for a while now (I love it’s speed and lack of memory footprint) however there was one thing that was bugging me, rendering html email.

    I had been using the gtk2html plugin, however sometimes it would not render html emails correctly, and it took a long time to render any html, it didn’t fit in with the speedy profile of Claws Mail.

    I was thinking today about the speedy webkit rendering engine, and how that would fit in with Claws Mail, luckily for me, a quick google found out that someone was one step ahead, they had created a webkit plugin for Claws Mail.

    The author? Salvatore De Paolis . His blog post here showed me how to get the sources and so I downloaded them straight away.

    After a few compiling woes, I found there was one more package I needed to install (libenchant-dev) and I was away. It compiled and installed successfully and I am now using the very speedy webkit plugin 🙂

    I shall try to make an Ubuntu Package, however I have exams this week so it may not be for a while.

    Anyone who needs the library instantly, can email me (email located at launchpad) and I shall send them the library file (compiled for 32-bit only).