I recently upgraded my Claws-Mail software to 3.16 (64-bit). I now find that it no longer has an HTML plugin (Fancy, Dillo, etc). Does anyone know of a plugin to display the HTML in email in Claws-Mail?

  • Have you tried to reinstall the plugins? Because the latest version of Dillo is released on 22 December 2018, 3.17.3. – JonLord Dec 31 '18 at 23:42
  • Thanks! But the copy of Claws-Mail I have doesn't include it. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. All I have is the browser as a separate download. Know where I can download it w/o downloading the whole software? – Lee Jan 1 at 1:28
  • Apparently the plugins listed in official Claws-mail site are already included with the installer. So maybe you can try to re-install Claws-Mail. I found in the ubuntu packages the dillo plugin packages.ubuntu.com/… but I'm not sure what is your distro. You can try to download the tar file and extract the plugin: claws-mail.org/download.php?file=releases/… – JonLord Jan 1 at 2:53
  • Thanks. The download is for Claws-Mail v3.17.2-1 and I have v16 - the latest for Ubuntu 18.04. Would it be a problem if I upgraded to Claws-Mail with vClaws-Mail v3.17.2-1? UI just don't want to mess-up my new system installation. – Lee Jan 2 at 19:09
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    Any news concerning this issue? – phx Feb 19 at 8:44

I was able to get claws mail 3.17 to display html on ubuntu 18.04.

You would first need the dillo browser to help render the html:

sudo apt install dillo

If you have an older version of claws, it must be uninstalled (the version in the ubuntu 18.04 repo was 3.16):

sudo apt remove claws-mail

your config and mail is preserved

download the latest edition of the claws mail and the html plugin from here:
claws-mail 3.17
dillo viewer

then install them:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

after installation load the html plugin: Claws mail > configuration > plugins > load > Select "dillo.so"

after this you should be able to view html email. Opening images is disabled. to enable it go to Claws mail > configuration > preferences > plugins > dillo > and check "load remote links in mail"

if email is still being shown in plain text choose the email button on the right side of the mail email window

  • I have installed the Dillo plugin. After removing CM 16 I tried to load CM 17 but got the error that it needed libetpan20 >1.9.2. I only have available through the Synaptic Pkg Manager. A search shows nothing. How did you get it? – Lee Mar 31 at 2:27

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