3 out of 5 with 5 ratings

Sylpheed Reviews

Good. But not Completely Secure!

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Sylpheed is very good, for what it does, but with one very important caveat.
Sylpheed stores all your passwords in plain text.

As to why the authors choose not to use encryption is beyond me. Encrypting user credentials is essential. It should never be optional. FileZilla is another example of an extremely popular program that leaves users exposed in precisely the same way. Tsk!

This lapse in security seems not to bother some people. Although it should. So please be aware and be safe


Is this still a fact as of 2020?

Fast and lightweight

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Dropped using my 365 online email account as I found it slow and clunky.

Sylpheed with an inbox open is using 11.4MB, with the same inbox open via Office365 in Firefox it uses 81.7MB! I just need to check and answer my email - that's it. Sylpheed is fast and does the job.

[Edited by mrbogus, May 26]


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Finally a mail client that won't slow down my ancient laptop to a halt when I have stuff open besides it, but with a little problem: If you're using GMail two-factor authorization, you need to create an “app password” for it because Sylpheed can't get the GMail log-in credentials via a web page. It also displays HTML mails in a rather primitive way (like Lynx, Links or W3M on the console).


Simple and Working

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This is my current email client. It is simple indeed and I like it. I just want my emails. I switched from thunderbird


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Sucks...cant get it to work with gmail
pure crap probably chinese spyware


Ur mom is Chinese spyware, it's open source!