Sylpheed v3.7

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 27MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by ashanker

Sylpheed is a fast email and news client, with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 and NNTP. It handles multiple mail accounts, threaded display, junk mail filtering, security (SSL/TLS), search, etc. Automatically displays mail in threaded (organized by subject) format and integrates easily with Gmail.

Alternatively, X-Sylpheed and Sylpheed Portable are also available.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Do one of the following:
  • Rename sample-sylpheed.ini to sylpheed.ini and data will be saved to the subfolder config
  • Launch Sylpheed.exe

  • Create an empty subfolder called profile in the application folder and launch the program using sylpheed.exe --configdir profile
Similar/alternative apps: Mozilla Thunderbird, i.Scribe, Pegasus Mail
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27 comments on Sylpheed  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

domestique 2015-12-17 23:20

@Kea: Thanks for the warning re. non-encrypted password storage. It's the same reason I ditched filezilla.

Not encrypting one's account info is lame for otherwise well thought out software.

Bye bye Sylpheed >.


hamasaki 2014-06-28 04:10

@lux Maybe this was an earlier version? Now it stores all the data within the app folder, so portable.


hamasaki 2014-06-28 04:06

I recently moved away from Thundebird after 10 years use because everytime they update it, it breaks something or it runs slower. Slypheed is excellent. Its fast and reliable and doesn`t render html, which is exactly what I need.


smaragdus 2014-03-19 02:50

Thank you for the suggestion. I tested Foxmail 7, but didn't like the GUI, for me Foxmail 6 was better. More, many features that were available in Foxmail 6 have been removed in Foxmail 7. I can't find a mail client that I really like so I installed Thunderbird again.


robertcollier4 2014-03-15 08:30

Try FoxMail Portable if looking for something that can handle HTML


smaragdus 2014-03-07 20:41

Last time I used Sylpheed it didn't read HTML messages. Does anyone know whether this has changed or whether the developer of Sylpheed is planning HTML support?


lux 2013-12-16 09:45

Sylpheed stores all your data in C:\Users\*nameuser*\AppData\Roaming\Sylpheed.
Is there any difference between Sylpheed and Claws Mail?


freakazoid 2013-09-09 19:23

@tproli - FileZilla also suffers from this plain-text issue. On the bright side, if you forget your password, it will be easy to recover ;)


tproli 2013-09-09 08:12

The password is indeed stored as plain text. As a workaround, remove password from the account settings and type when the application starts. Not too convenient if you have multiple accounts set up but it works.


Kea 2012-12-15 04:36

I use Sylpheed at home, with six accounts, and it works perfect. But I wouldn't dare to put it on my USB memory and use it away from home, since the passwords for all my accounts are in the ini-file without any encryption!


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