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Althea

Althea is an IMAP email client for X that uses the GTK widget set. It was built with the IMAP protocol in mind in order to avoid many of the pitfalls experienced by POP clients that added IMAP support. Althea allows easy access to a nearly unlimited number of servers, and has a very small memory footprint. As of version 0.5.0 Althea also supports IMAP over SSL.

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  •  22 Jan 2002 19:59

    Release Notes: A bug which very rarely caused a crash when sending mail has been fixed, as well as the colors in the message listing.

    •  23 Dec 2001 20:54

      Release Notes: A fix for access to MS Exchange and Cyrus servers (possibly others) and a few other minor bugfixes.

      •  10 Oct 2001 22:24

        Release Notes: A password box comes up in front of main window, and compile support on systems without SSL installed.

        •  22 Sep 2001 23:32

          Release Notes: A new ability to recieve MIME attachments, mail polling, and several bugfixes.

          •  20 Jul 2001 22:29

            Release Notes: Many new features that make working in Althea a lot easier; highlights include Drag and Drop support for moving messages, optimized download of headers (a big speed increase), start of sub-folder support, mail polling, and gettext support for i18n.

            Recent comments

            16 Jan 2006 14:23 exvor

            Broken
            This program no longer compiles with current gcc or libraries.

            may be due to not listing program dependencies. Pleaes remeber if you are using or accessing a non standard library that you are not includeing with your tarball please list them do not assume they are included with every distro.

            29 Dec 2001 01:10 quadong

            X
            Can you get out of it with ctrl-alt-F#? If so, it's still a bad problem, but not quite as bad, since you can kill X and start over instead of power cycling without a sync.

            Does it only happen for certain versions of X and does it always happen with those versions or is it random? If it is consistant and the versions of X that it locks are current, then I agree that the X developers should be told about it.

            29 Dec 2001 01:00 sommere

            Re: Congrats

            > That's a rather odd thing for a user
            > program which does not access any low
            > level functions to do. Could you
            > provide some additional information,
            > such as your kernel version, X version,
            > what you were doing when it froze and if
            > the problem was reproducable? If you
            > are running a new kernel and the problem
            > persists, sending a log of the panic (if
            > there is one) to the kernel hackers may
            > be in order.


            I have actually seen things somewhat similar to what is described above. it doesn't in fact crash X. What it does, when the GTK application is blocking (for network traffic,) is that all of X stops listening to input. (including trying to kill X using [ctrl][alt][backspace]) If you were trying to use althea over a modem link (I don't think I have ever done that) that might result in a very long pause... However, a user app shouldn't be able to do that... so I think perhaps the X-free people should be informed, as it could be used as a denial of service type attack... or perhaps more....

            29 Dec 2001 00:32 quadong

            Re: Congrats
            That's a rather odd thing for a user program which does not access any low level functions to do. Could you provide some additional information, such as your kernel version, X version, what you were doing when it froze and if the problem was reproducable? If you are running a new kernel and the problem persists, sending a log of the panic (if there is one) to the kernel hackers may be in order.

            19 Sep 2001 06:51 dglee

            Congrats
            Althea managed to hard lock my Redhat 7.1. I would
            say that it set a new record; less than 5 minutes from
            first install to total expungement from my system. I'll
            check back when you get to release 1.

            BTW you need to provide for other than the default
            SMTP port also.

            Keep trying ;-)

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