Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

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Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby simwin » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:49 pm

Please make support Claws-Mail https://www.claws-mail.org to send mail directrly from Writer, Calc and so on... like Thunderbird is.
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby RusselB » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm

Welcome to the Forums.
We are end users and few (if any) developers visit this site.
If you want to make a suggestion for an update, you can do so by contacting the developers.
Please note that, imo, it is unlikely that this support will be added as it appears to be similar to other requests for online mail service to be added.
Similar to Gmail, which has been suggested many times, and still hasn't been implemented.
Additionally there are few developers on the OpenOffice project. You might have better luck switching to LibreOffice and then making a request to their development team.
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby Villeroy » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:21 pm

Specify the mail client in Tools>Options>Internet>Email (Linux only option)
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby simwin » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:24 pm

Villeroy wrote:Specify the mail client in Tools>Options>Internet>Email (Linux only option)
It doesn't help. I've already try it
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby Villeroy » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:27 pm

Then I would suspect that the problem is with claws.
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby simwin » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:49 pm

Villeroy wrote:Then I would suspect that the problem is with claws.

Claws works fine with Softmaker Office. Please check OpenOffice!
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby RoryOF » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:01 pm

There is discussion on setting up claws email with OpenOffice in this thread:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10079

Also, a query to the claws author might help if you have difficulty.
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Re: Support Claws-Mail as Thunderbird

Postby Villeroy » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:54 pm

I just installed claws-mail and tested this mail client with my current office suites on Ubuntu 18.4.
OpenOffice4.1.9 fails
LibreOffice 6.0 (ppa) fails
LibreOffice 7.1 works. LO applied the necessary adjustments to the shell script.
I copied the script over to OpenOffice and now OpenOffice is able to send attachments through claws.
This is the script under Apache license:
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#!/bin/sh
#
# This file is part of the LibreOffice project.
#
# This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
# License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
# file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/.
#
# This file incorporates work covered by the following license notice:
#
#   Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
#   contributor license agreements. See the NOTICE file distributed
#   with this work for additional information regarding copyright
#   ownership. The ASF licenses this file to you under the Apache
#   License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file
#   except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of
#   the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 .
#

URI_ENCODE=$(dirname "$0")/uri-encode
FOPTS=""
sd_platform=$(uname -s)

# linux file utility needs -L option to resolve symlinks
if [ "$sd_platform" = "Linux" ] ; then
  FOPTS="-L"
fi

# do not confuse the system mail clients with OOo and Java libraries
case $sd_platform in
  AIX)
    unset LIBPATH
    ;;
  *)
    unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    ;;
esac

# tries to locate the executable specified
# as first parameter in the user's path.
which() {
    if [ ! -z "$1" ]; then
        for i in $(echo "$PATH" | sed -e 's/^:/.:/g' -e 's/:$/:./g' -e 's/::/:.:/g' -e 's/:/ /g'); do
            if [ -x "$i/$1" -a ! -d "$i/$1" ]; then
                echo "$i/$1"
                break;
            fi
        done
    fi
}

# checks for the original mozilla start script(s)
# and restrict the "-remote" semantics to those.
run_mozilla() {
    # find mozilla script in PATH if necessary
    if [ "$(basename "$1")" = "$1" ]; then
        moz=$(which "$1")
    else
        moz=$1
    fi

    if file $FOPTS "$moz" | grep "script" > /dev/null && grep "[NM]PL" "$moz" > /dev/null; then
        "$moz" -remote 'ping()' 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
        if [ $? -eq 2 ]; then
            "$1" -compose "$2" &
        else
            "$1" -remote "xfeDoCommand(composeMessage,$2)" &
        fi
    else
        "$1" -compose "$2" &
    fi
}

if [ "$1" = "--mailclient" ]; then
    shift
    MAILER=$1
    shift
fi

# autodetect mail client from executable name
case $(basename "$MAILER" | sed 's/-.*$//') in

    iceape | mozilla | netscape | seamonkey | icedove | thunderbird)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    TO=${TO:-}${TO:+,}$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    CC=${CC:-}${CC:+,}$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    BCC=${BCC:-}${BCC:+,}$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    SUBJECT=$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    BODY=$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    ATTACH=${ATTACH:-}${ATTACH:+,}$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        if [ "$TO" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}to=\'${TO}\'
        fi
        if [ "$CC" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}cc=\'${CC}\'
        fi
        if [ "$BCC" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}bcc=\'${BCC}\'
        fi
        if [ "$SUBJECT" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}subject=\'${SUBJECT}\'
        fi
        if [ "$BODY" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}body=\'${BODY}\'
        fi
        if [ "$ATTACH" != "" ]; then
            COMMAND=${COMMAND:-}${COMMAND:+,}attachment=\'${ATTACH}\'
        fi

        run_mozilla "$MAILER" "$COMMAND"
        ;;

    kmail)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    TO="${TO:-}${TO:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    CC="${CC:-}${CC:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    BCC="${BCC:-}${BCC:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    SUBJECT="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    BODY="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --from)
                    FROM="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    ATTACH="${ATTACH:-}${ATTACH:+ }--attach "$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        ${MAILER} --composer \
            ${CC:+--cc} ${CC:+"${CC}"}  \
            ${BCC:+--bcc} ${BCC:+"${BCC}"} \
            ${SUBJECT:+--subject} ${SUBJECT:+"${SUBJECT}"}  \
            ${BODY:+--body} ${BODY:+"${BODY}"} \
            ${FROM:+--header} ${FROM:+"From: ${FROM}"} \
            ${ATTACH:+${ATTACH}}  \
            ${TO:+"${TO}"}
        ;;

    mutt)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --from)
                    FROM="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --to)
                    TO="${TO:-}${TO:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    CC="${CC:-}${CC:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    BCC="${BCC:-}${BCC:+,}$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    SUBJECT="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    TEMPLATE="$(basename "$0").mutt.XXXXXXXX"
                    BODY=$(mktemp -q -t "${TEMPLATE}")
                    echo "$2" > "$BODY"
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    ATTACH="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        x-terminal-emulator -e ${MAILER} \
            ${FROM:+-e} ${FROM:+"set from=\"${FROM}\""} \
            ${CC:+-c} ${CC:+"${CC}"} \
            ${BCC:+-b} ${BCC:+"${BCC}"} \
            ${SUBJECT:+-s} ${SUBJECT:+"${SUBJECT}"} \
            ${BODY:+-i} ${BODY:+"${BODY}"} \
            ${ATTACH:+-a} ${ATTACH:+"${ATTACH}"} \
            ${TO:+"${TO}"} &
        rm -f "$BODY"
        ;;

    evolution | gnome | xdg) # NB. shortened from the dash on

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    if [ "${TO}" != "" ]; then
                        MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}to=$2"
                    else
                        TO="$2"
                    fi
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}cc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}bcc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}subject"=$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}body="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}attach="$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        MAILTO="mailto:${TO}?${MAILTO}"
        ${MAILER} "${MAILTO}" &
        ;;

    groupwise)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    if [ "${TO}" != "" ]; then
                        MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}to=$2"
                    else
                        TO="$2"
                    fi
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}cc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}bcc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}subject"=$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}body="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}attachment="$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        MAILTO="mailto:${TO}?${MAILTO}"
        ${MAILER} "${MAILTO}" &
        ;;

    dtmail)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    TO=${TO:-}${TO:+,}$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    ATTACH="$2"
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        ${MAILER} ${TO:+-T} ${TO:-} ${ATTACH:+-a} ${ATTACH:+"${ATTACH}"}
        ;;

    sylpheed | claws)

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    TO=${TO:-}${TO:+,}$2
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    ATTACH=${ATTACH:-}${ATTACH:+,}$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

         ${MAILER} ${TO:+--compose} ${TO:-} ${ATTACH:+--attach} ${ATTACH:-}
        ;;

    Mail | Thunderbird | *.app )

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --attach)
                    #i95688# fix filenames containing accented chars, whatever alien
                    ATTACH="${ATTACH:-}${ATTACH:+ }"$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done
        /usr/bin/open -a "${MAILER}" ${ATTACH}
        ;;

    *)

        # LO is configured to use something we do not recognize, or is not configured.
        # Try to be smart, and send the mail anyway, if we have the
        # possibility to do so.

        if [ -x /usr/bin/xdg-email ] ; then
            MAILER=/usr/bin/xdg-email
        elif [ -n "$DESKTOP_LAUNCH" ]; then
            # http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/xdg/2004-August/002873.html
            MAILER=${DESKTOP_LAUNCH}
        elif [ -n "$KDE_FULL_SESSION" -a -x /usr/bin/kde-open ] ; then
            MAILER=/usr/bin/kde-open
        elif [ -x /usr/bin/xdg-open ] ; then
            MAILER=/usr/bin/xdg-open
        else
            echo "Unsupported mail client: $(basename $MAILER | sed 's/-.*^//')"
            exit 2
        fi

        while [ "$1" != "" ]; do
            case $1 in
                --to)
                    if [ "${TO}" != "" ]; then
                        MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}to=$2"
                    else
                        TO="$2"
                    fi
                    shift
                    ;;
                --cc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}cc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --bcc)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}bcc="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --subject)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}subject"=$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --body)
                    MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}body="$(echo "$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    shift
                    ;;
                --attach)
                    if [ "$MAILER" = "/usr/bin/xdg-email" ]; then
                        MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}attach="$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    else
                        MAILTO="${MAILTO:-}${MAILTO:+&}attachment="$(echo "file://$2" | "${URI_ENCODE}")
                    fi
                    shift
                    ;;
                *)
                    ;;
            esac
            shift;
        done

        MAILTO="mailto:${TO}?${MAILTO}"
        ${MAILER} "${MAILTO}" &
        ;;
esac

And as always, I recommend using LibreOffice anyway. Nevertheless I updated AOO bug #94346.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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