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XCmail is a MIME and multi POP3 capable mailtool for X11 using the Xclasses X11 layout library. Its main purpose is to read and write mail, allowing any kind of data to be attached. It can handle MIME types, has helpers to show different types, and can encode and decode binary data into ASCII to allow it to be transported as mail over the Internet. It has many built-in functions such as 2 vCards, unlimited POP3 servers, SMTP, SMTP after POP3, SMTP-AUTH (RFC2554), addressbook, encoders, filters, a special spam filter, spell checker, xface, and a new "virtual folder" concept. It also uses external programs to enhance its feature set. XCmail can be extended through a plugin interface.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Sep 2002 12:49

    Release Notes: Fixes were made the retrieval of big files over POP3. Sorting speed was improved again. Another builtin filters was added, allowing you to check for substrings. A search function was added to the addressbook window. A mini calendar/reminder service was added, which sends a message to you at a given time. "Received folder" settings for each vfolder were added.

    •  21 Jun 2002 14:24

      Release Notes: This release includes fixes in SMTP after POP, sorting speed improvements, a check_new_release module bugfix, and fixes for a POP3 transfer problem.

      •  19 Mar 2002 11:42

        Release Notes: Fixes were added to enable compilation under IRIX and RedHat Linux.

        •  08 Mar 2002 18:04

          Release Notes: Internal folder management rewrites, support for multiple POP3 accounts (on different servers), a readable, writeable, appendable/deletable GZ mail archive, changing the newmail window to offer more recipients (endless) and use some nice addressbook auto-search, a new setup wizard for first time users, application of patches from the FreeBSD patch directory, some vCard fixes, and fixes for all known bugs.

          •  03 Mar 2002 14:29

            Release Notes: vCard was fixed so that Mozilla's mailer can read it (again). vfolder support is now disabled by default and may be enabled by power users. A problem that Red Hat's gcc had when compiling inline code was fixed by removing the inline code.

            Recent comments

            26 May 2000 11:22 gaelyne

            Top Notch
            After going through nearly every mail client in Freshmeat, Dave Central,
            Linuxberg, etc., I found XC-mail. The only thing I haven't found in it is a means to use an external editor, but it's only been a day and I haven't been through all the options yet, so it may be in there too.

            Mainly, I'm posting this comment to say:

            Finally, an Email client for X that works well, is fast, uses local mail folders and doesn't waste my time. Hats off to the developers!

            05 May 2000 08:53 schmitzj

            XCmail still needs some work - which needs people. If you want to help us have a look on the XCmail homepage.

            If you know someone to help us let him know.

            05 May 2000 08:50 schmitzj

            Online documentation project
            We are going to create a new manual for XCmail. Online!

            For this I have created some web forms and a database where everyone can write his own text (or replace or add a hint).

            Help creating this! Have a look on the XCmail homepage.

            13 Dec 1999 07:21 saaib

            XCmail is now available as an RPM file (optimized for 586 machines). Enjoy ! ;-)

            10 Dec 1999 22:39 cfreeze

            Here is what I have sent to my dev team and to the dev team of XCMail
            Hello, my name as you can see is Chris Freeze. Currently I am running the operations over here at XFMail. I noticed on your last post to freshmeat that you are pretty much working alone and are looking for help with XCMail's development. What I want to present to you is a proposition. Both of us want the same thing. A good email client. I like alot of the design issues that you have started in XCMail, and I am working hard on XFMail's future with rewriting the core. Let's stop trying to compete with one another and focus our efforts together. With some of your ideas for indexing and plugin support with XFMail's feature base and multi-unix use we could get a new project going. We are currently both re-writing the core and switching our GUI over to Gtk under the codename Archimedes. I would really hope that you give my proposition some thought. If you choose not to allie yourself with me I will hold no ill will toward you. I just feel that the combined effort would give the Linux and more importantly the Unix community a superb email client.


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