'claws-mail' re-installed, and now runs / minimization

Dushan Mitrovich dushanm at spinn.net
Sat Aug 28 11:12:22 PDT 2010

On 28 Aug 2010 Vlado Plaga<rechner at vlado-do.de>  wrote:

>  Am Wed, 25 Aug 2010 10:08:10 -0600 schriebdushanm at spinn.net:
>>  After re-installing 'claws-mail' and then typing its name in
>>  Terminal, as you instructed, it now runs.
>  Hey, I'm glad to hear you can use claws-mail now! I'm a claws-mail
>  user and fan, and for the Macports Portfile I'm also the maintainer -
>  so I like hearing from others who use it on Mac OS. I'm frequently
>  switching between Mac OS and Linux (which I prefer, but which does
>  not have 3D, Flash or "sleep mode" support on my PPC iMac).
>>  Even then it was playing  coy, tho: As soon as I hit Enter, a new
>>  window appeared and  immediately shrank and dove to the Dock.
>  Claws-mail is also doing that on my Mac OS, has already been doing
>  that before I became the maintainer. It is annoying, but I got used
>  to it. On my system claws-mail just minimizes and immediately comes
>  up again, though. There is no such problem on Linux, and displaying
>  folders with many mails is significantly faster too. Strangely so,
>  I would say, because all my e-mails are always on a Mac (hfsplus)
>  partition!

Claws-mail looks very promising, especially after experiencing some
of the idiocies of Thunderbird and Seamonkey.  But there is one thing
in claws-mail I would very much like to modify but didn't see how to:
Changing the background color of received email messages.  I did see
how to specify the background color of quoted text in a reply, but no-
thing else.  The default stark white background of the message window
is hard on my eyes (exacerbated by a cataract in one eye from an old

Nothing I found on the Internet has given me a clue about how to ad-
just main-window colors, and so far nobody on the claws-mail forum has
offered an answer to my query.  Are you aware of any way to do this?

If the color scheme isn't hard-wired, I'd be happy to use modify some
config file from the command line, if I knew which file and what to

Thanks to anyone with suggestions.

- Dushan

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