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Andreas M. Kirchwitz
AmigaElm is an "Electronic Mail Reader" which allows you to read and
write mails. Normally you'll need a properly installed UUCP package
(eg,AmigaUUCP, Feulner-UUCP or Dillon-UUCP) to reveive and send mails
but AmigaElm is highly configurable so that you can take a mail-folder
from a UNIX box, answer the mails and bring the answers back to the
AmigaElm is easy to install and to use. The user interface is very
intuitive and similar to the well-known UNIX-ELM. Beginners can
control all basic functions with menus and some nice GadTools
requesters. Advanced users can use aliases, priorized message
tagging, various filename-offers when saving messages and lots of
options to configure AmigaElm to fit your needs. In a system with
multiple users AmigaElm allows separate configuration files for each
AmigaElm can be invoked in a special "terminal mode" (all input/output
from/to console). This is useful for running AmigaElm in the current
shell window or over a serial line (eg, with AUX-Handler).
AmigaElm offers basic internal MIME (multimedia mail) functionality
(eg, sending 8-bit-texts and binaries over 7-bit-lines) and supports
"MetaMail" (a full-featured package for handling all kinds of MIME
messages -- also available on AmiNet, see section "HOST NAME") and
"ReqTools" library 2.x (reqtools.library is included).
AmigaElm is one of the very first mail readers that has in-built
support for cryptographic applications, namely PGP. Henceforth,
AmigaElm improves your privacy and general living quality
Changes since version 3: (summary)
Enhancements to reply-commands (group-reply, new extended group-
reply) and encryption/decryption (new scripts, user can set default
encryption mode, 3 predefined and 3 custom encryption modes).
New sorting criterion, palette settings support up to 32-Bit-Colors,
can skip over deleted messages, new config file .elm/smartsignature
(similar to .elm/smartheader), cleaned up documentation on some
commands, fixed nasty bug with option -f (FOLDER), smarter handling of
domainized HOSTNAME, non-empty DOMAINNAME and DOMAINNAME in general.
Very intelligent get-char-handling when started in terminal mode (Elm
now accepts break signal when in terminal mode); thanks to Ralph
Babel. Also supports file notification when in terminal mode. [...]
No longer needs env-var LINES/COLUMNS for terminal mode when
connected to Amiga terminal.
Various other enhancements to existing commands. Some new commands.
Miscellaneous bug fixes.
(see file "History.Txt" for details)
AmigaOS 2.0 (or higher)
And for normal usage: a properly installed UUCP package. But can be
configured to run without a UUCP package for processing ready-made
mail-folders (eg, from your work or university).
FTP/Internet: AmiNet and mirrors
For example, ftp.wustl.edu [22.214.171.124].
UUCP/E-Mail : email@example.com
Send mail to the address above and put the line
in the body.
AmigaElm-v4.lha (binary and documentation)
Shareware, Copyright by Andreas M. Kirchwitz
(concept based on hwr-mail by Heiko W. Rupp).
Source code only available to registered users.