How to install Claws Mail on Ubuntu

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Claws Mail is an open source email client that allows you to read and send emails from your Ubuntu machine.

Claws mail allows you also to read news, via its news reader feature.

Claws Mail is open source, so if you are a coder that wants to contribute to claws mail or inspect its code, then you can do so by downloading the Claws Mail source code on your machine.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install, uninstall and set up Claws Mail on Ubuntu.

Install Claws Mail on Ubuntu

Step 1 - Update Ubuntu

Before installing Claws mail, make sure that your Ubuntu machine where you are going to install Claws mail is up to date, and it doesn't have outdated packages.

To update your Ubuntu system, you can use apt package manager.

sudo apt-get update

Step 2 - Install Claws Mail

Claws mail package can be easily installed on any Linux distro, and on Ubuntu you can also install it by downloading the official package claws-mail .

Once you update your packages on your Ubuntu machine, you can now proceed to install Claws Mail

To install Claws Mail, you can use apt package manager

sudo apt-get install claws-mail -y

Step 3 - Launch Claws Mail

Claws Mail should now be installed on your Ubuntu machine. To launch Claws Mail, you can do so by using your terminal.

To do so, run the following command on your terminal


If you are not familiar with terminal, you can also launch Claws Mail using GUI, from the Applications menu.

If you cannot find Claws Mail on the apps, search it via the search box. Simply type "Claws Mail" and it should show you the app. Then to launch it, click its icon.

Uninstall Claws Mail on Ubuntu

Claws Mail can be uninstalled and removed from Ubuntu systems, by using the apt package manager.

To uninstall and remove all Claws Mail config files from your system, run the command below

sudo apt remove claws-mail --purge 


In this tutorial, you learned how to Install and Uninstall Claws Mail on Ubuntu, and by now you should also be able to start using Claws Mail.