Ledmail is a small mail checking utility that utilises the keyboard LEDs (caps, num, and scroll lock) to indicate when new mail has arrived. The LEDs are made to flash in an answerphone-like manner to indicate the number of new messages that are present in given mail servers. Each LED can be given a separate list of mail servers to poll, and the total number of new messages on those servers will determine how many times the LED will flash. Errors in checking mail servers cause the LEDs to flash in an inverted state, or to stay on. Ledmail can check both POP3 and IMAP4 mail servers.
Tart stands for "The Automatic Random Tagline", a versatile, fast and feature-rich email signature generator. Tart features include random taglines, optional daemon functionality, display of current date, custom layout of signature, and "special date" tagline text. The command line syntax is simple and well explained. Linux tart is designed to be run as a stand-alone daemon, from crontab, or in your login script.
Ecartis (fomerly known as Listar) is a mailing list management program. It has a lot of similarities to Listserv (which was one of its inspirations), but has been written from scratch to support the features and abilities that the authors felt were lacking (or hard to modify/change) in some of the other list management programs available. Its main flexibility is that it is written around a plugin layer (similar to Apache), which allows you to customize and extend the manager in ways that otherwise would be hard.
Mahogany is a GUI email client for the X11/Unix, Windows, and Mac platforms. It supports a wide range of Internet protocols (IMAP4, POP3, ESMTP, NNTP) and encrypted communications using SSL, includes full MIME support, and aims to be fully standard-compliant. It allows the use of unlimited number of servers, supports filters and identities, and offers optional HTML viewing and much more.
The Mail Users' Shell (mush) is a powerful mail program. It does have a curses (and suntools) interface but is best when used with the commandline interface. Considering that it is commandline-based, it is suprisingly simple to use and also has the advantage of being very fast and powerful. For example, you can write scripts to manipulate mail using csh-style syntax.
mail2news-easy is a utility that converts mail to news and news to mail. This program is unique in that it needs less configuration and modifying files than other products; it needs only one file, containing the signature of the mailing-list sender and the news name to which it relates. It installs easily, suppressing 100 of 100 modifications in the first install, and 75 of 100 when upgrading.
mail2sms converts a (MIME) mail to a short message, allowing search/replace, conditional rules, date/time dependent actions, customizing the output format, etc. The output defaults to 160 characters, which is perfectly suitable for sending the text to a GSM telephone as an SMS message. This software does not include any code for actually sending the text to anything else but another program or stdout.
maildir-bulletin takes a message on standard input, i.e. it runs in the same fashion as a mailing list program, and puts the message in every user's Maildir. The message is created once and links are created from all user's Maildir's to the original. This saves greatly on disk space usage and time. Delivering a 1K message to 100,000 users should only take a few hundred K of disk space and take ten or twenty minutes. If you have an alias to expand to 100,000 users the same 1K message will take 100M of storage and take several hours.