Balsa is a simple e-mail client for GNOME, highly configurable and incorporating all the features you would expect in a robust mail client.
Support for local mailbox formats: mbox, maildir, mh
Allows nested mailboxes (see this screenshot)
Support for POP3 and IMAP mail access protocols
Multi-threaded mail retrevial (optional)
MIME support (view images inline, save parts)
Supports SMTP and/or use of local MTA, ie. Sendmail
Address Book that integrates with GnomeCard
Active, open development (see the mailing list page)
Multiple character sets for composing and reading messages
Allows file attachments to outgoing messages
GPG/OpenPGP mail signing and encryption
Install Balsa Email Client
Balsa Email client can be installed using one of the following 1-click installs based on your openSUSE version.
This should download the YaST MetaPackage file (YMP) for Balsa and launch the YaST Package manager for installation. Click next on the window showing the selected repositories and next again on the package selection window and finally click Next on the installation proposal window. This should add the required repositories (click import when prompted to import the GPG Keys) and install Balsa and required dependencies. Click Finish when the installation is completed succesfully.
This should install Balsa under “Applications – Internet – E-mail“. Click Balsa to launch the email client.
When launched for the first time, Balsa will help you through a wizard to configure the first email account on your Balsa email client.
Click Forward on the welcome screen and enter the account details like POP3 mail server details, account, email address etc and click Forward.
Accept the defaults or change the mail folder locations and click Forward.
Select “Yes” or “No” if you want to make Balsa your default email account and finally click “Close” to complete the wizard.
As you would see, a simple neat interface for an email client.
Settings like editing email accounts or display options, address book etc, click Edit – Preferences.
Manage your Mail identities, Toolbar icons, signatures, Encryption and mail signing from Tools menu.
Overall a simple email client for your openSUSE. Click here to visit the project home for Balsa Email Client.
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