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Amiga Elm


10 (10.12)


Andreas M. Kirchwitz


AmigaElm is an "Electronic Mail Reader" which allows you to read and write
mail.  Normally you'd need a properly installed UUCP or IP package (eg,
AmigaUUCP, Feulner-UUCP, Dillon-UUCP, wUUCP or AmiTCP plus INetUtils) to
receive and send mail, but AmigaElm is highly configurable so that you can
take a mail-folder from a UNIX box, answer the messages and bring the
answers back to the UNIX box.

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, prioritized 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 user.

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-text 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 "AVAILABILITY") and "ReqTools" library 2.x
(reqtools.library is included).

AmigaElm has built-in support for cryptographic applications (eg, PGP). 
Encryption and decryption of messages is user-configurable.


Changes since version 8 and 9 (summary):

 - Now RFC1522/Quoted-Printable decoding not only for sender's realname,
   but also for subject and receipient's realname.
 - New in .elm/elmrc: "PrintCmd" finally implemented.  You can define your
   own printing command.  (was broken in version 9)
 - Fixed bug with very long lines (introduced in Elm version 7).  Don't
   worry about this...  Elm always prints a warning message, if it feels
   that something is wrong with the line length, the folder length or a
   message offset.
 - Config variables "AnswerReturnReceipt" and "AnswerReturnView" are now
   ignored when folder is specified with option "-f".  See manual for other
   "limitations" when option "-f" is used.
 - In compact header display (built-in pager) only the first line of long
   header lines will be displayed.  Use "show header" function to display
   complete header lines.
 - Now displays one more line per page on index screen.
 - Significantly enhanced terminal mode: now displays title bar and
   shortens it (compact format) if it becomes too long.  Makes Elm look
   more like Unix "elm".

(see file "History.Txt" for complete list of changes)


AmigaOS 2.0 (or higher)

And for normal usage: a properly installed UUCP or IP package.  But can be
configured to run without a UUCP or IP package for processing ready-made
mail-folders (eg, from your work or university).


FTP/Internet: Aminet and mirrors (217590)

UUCP/E-Mail :

  Send mail to the address above and put the
  line "send /pub/aminet/comm/mail/AmigaElm-v10.lha"
  in the body.


Shareware, Copyright by Andreas M. Kirchwitz
Source code only available to registered users.