The Balsa package contains a GNOME-2 based mail client.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.
Download (HTTP): http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/balsa-2.5.2.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: da3b500b5c939f85071fb1fe3e3efc01
Download size: 3.9 MB
Estimated disk space required: 78 MB
Estimated build time: 0.5 SBU
Compface-1.5.2, gtksourceview-3.16.1, libnotify-0.7.6, MIT Kerberos V5-1.13.2, MTA (that provides a sendmail command, note that it is only used if you didn't install the required libESMTP package), OpenLDAP-2.4.42, OpenSSL-1.0.2d, SQLite-22.214.171.124, WebKitGTK+-2.8.5, and GtkHTML
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/balsa
Install Balsa by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --localstatedir=/var/lib \ --with-rubrica \ --without-html-widget \ --without-libnotify \ --without-gtkspell && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
parameter is used to provide Rubrica2 address book support.
--with-ssl: Use this option to enable
SSL support if OpenSSL is
--with-ldap: Use this option to enable
LDAP address book support if OpenLDAP is installed.
--with-sqlite: Use this option to
enable SQLite address book support if SQLite is installed.
--with-gpgme: Use this option to enable
GPG support if “GnuPG Made Easy” (GPGME) is installed.
--enable-smime: Use this option to
enable S/MIME support if GnuPG-2.x.x is installed.
All configuration of Balsa is done through the Balsa menu system, with mailbox configuration done with the Settings—>Preferences menu.
If you are unable to connect to your ISP, they probably don't support APOP. Disable it in Settings/Preferences/POP3/advanced.
If you enable filters for your incoming POP3 mail, you must have Procmail-3.22 installed, as the incoming mail will be handed off to procmail for processing.
Last updated on 2015-09-22 20:15:28 +0000