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Easy to use e-mail client

Icedove is the rebranding of Mozilla Thunderbird by the Debian Project.

Icedove supports different mail accounts (POP, IMAP, Gmail), has an integrated learning Spam filter, and offers easy organization of mails with tagging and virtual folders. Also, more features can be added by installing extensions. The goal of Icedove is to produce a cross platform standalone mail application using the XUL user interface language.

Icedove has IRC support, and the calendar extension Mozilla Lightning is now installed by default.


Why not recommend Thunderbird? As explained in our Free Software Definition, all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree.
"IRC Help" IRC Help channel

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht1 June 2012
License:LGPLv2.1orlaterAndrew Engelbrecht1 June 2012
License:MPL1.1Andrew Engelbrecht1 June 2012

Leaders and contributors

Guido Guenther Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperBug Tracking
Debian (Ref)
Debian (Ref) (R)

Software prerequisites

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Required to buildlibcurl4-openssl-dev
Required to useatk1.0
Required to usexrender
Required to usepango-1.14
Required to usefreetype
Required to buildlibnotify-dev
Required to useglibc
Required to usext
Required to usestartup-notification
Required to uselibgcc
Required to buildlibxt-dev
Required to usecairo
Required to useX.Org-1.7+
Required to usestdc++6
Required to usegdk-pixbuf2.0
Required to buildlibiw-dev
Required to usedbus-1
Required to uselibstdc++4.3
Required to usex11
Required to useglib-2.12
Required to buildmesa-common-dev
Required to usedbus-glib
Required to buildlibasound2-dev
Required to useasound
Required to usexext
Required to usegtk+-2.10
Required to buildautoconf2.13

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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