The Balsa package contains a GNOME-2 based mail client.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.
Download (HTTP): http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/balsa-2.5.1.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: afd175b4de2c6cc685ace50dc3ad61ff
Download size: 3.7 MB
Estimated disk space required: 72 MB
Estimated build time: 0.5 SBU
Compface-1.5.2, GnuPG-2.0.26 and GPGME-1.5.3 (both for S/MIME support), gtksourceview-3.14.3, libcanberra-0.30, libsecret-0.18, MIT Kerberos V5-1.13.1, OpenLDAP-2.4.40, OpenSSL-1.0.2, SQLite-22.214.171.124, and MTA (that provides a sendmail command, note that it is only used if you didn't install the recommended libESMTP package)
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/balsa
Install Balsa by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
Examine ./configure --help output for switches needed to detect the optional dependencies or to prevent it from looking for recommended dependencies.
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 2014-10-29 20:58:38 +0100