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Use Gmail in Claws Mail

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Claws Mail

Claws Mail is a particularly slim, but also comfortable email program that copes with the limited resources of the Raspberry Pi.

Claws Mail Setup Wizard

Please follow bellow instruction to setup your Gmail address with Claws Mail Setup Wizard.

You must make some modifications on your Gmail account before start Setup Wizard

  1. On your computer, open Gmail. In the top right, click Settings and all settings. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  2. In the “POP download” section, select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  3. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Allow less secure apps access

  1. Go to the Less secure app access section of your Google Account. You might need to sign in.
  2. Turn Allow less secure apps ON.
  1. Click here to open Applications Menu
  2. Click Internet
  3. Click Claws Mail
  1. It is Claws Mail Setup Wizard
  2. Click Forward to continue
  1. Type your name
  2. Type your Gmail address
  3. You can type your organization’s name but it is not necessary.
  4. Click Forward to continue
  1. Server Type: POP3
  2. Server address:
  3. Username is your full Gmail address.
  4. Type your Gmail password.
  5. Tick “Use SSL/TLS to connect to receiving server”
  6. Click Forward to continue
  1. SMTP server address:
  2. Click Forward to continue
  1. Claws mail is now ready for your Gmail account
  2. Click Save to start
  1. Its is the GUI of Claws Mail.
  2. To get your mail from Gmail, click Get Mail.
  3. You can see your mail in Inbox

See also article in the RASP Library.