Last Updated on: 23rd May 2022, 03:05 pm

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Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2000 ?

Balsa – an 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
– Printing
– Spell Checking
– 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
– Highly configurable
– 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

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