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Columba 1.2 Released

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with time saving wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

Release Notes:
http://columbamail.org ... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2006-06-05

Ristretto 1.0 Released

I am very proud to announce the 1.0 release of Ristretto, the low level java mail library.
Ristretto supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSL, SASL and implements all related parsers.

As new features we added support for
Digest-MD5 Authentication
Cram-MD5 Authentication

To get an overview visit http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=53!

Timo Stich

Posted by Timo Stich 2005-09-26

Columba 1.0 "Holy Moly" Released

It's been 3 years full of sacrifices, nurturing of beer bellies, kaput relationships, horrible startup images, embarassing typos, countless release candidates... and lots of wrinkles! But we do it for you, our fans! Ladies and Gentleman, without further ado, we proudly present Columba 1.0 codename "Holy Moly"!

Columba is an Email Client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2005-09-18

Columba 1.0 RC3 Released

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

Release Notes:
http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=139&Itemid=2... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2005-06-12

jscf 0.3 released

Now there are a new release of JSCF, the java security component framework available. JSCF featuring pluggable security components under a JDBC like framework.

the release includes

* new url style to connect to the included GPG component to aviod problems on windows
* complete rewritten communication with the external gpg process to avoid hanging on large mail encryption and to improve the performance on the communication
* any updates in the documentation to clearify the url stuff
* more test cases to reproduce knowing bugs

Posted by Thomas Wabner 2005-06-09

Daily updated Webstart Snapshot now available!

We are proud to announce that there is now a daily updated Webstart Snapshot of Columba available.

Check our forum frequently to the get the latest infos on what is going on! (http://columba.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=24)

The Snapshot is started via Webstart from this location:
http://columba.sf.net/webstarttest/columba.jnlp

Have fun,
-The Columba Development Team

Posted by Timo Stich 2005-01-25

Columba 1.0 RC2 released

A new stable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

Release Notes:
http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=release ... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-12-20

Ristretto 1.0 RC2 released

Here comes the second release candidate for the 1.0 version of Ristretto. New and noteworthy features are: implementation of the IMAP Namespace extension (RFC 2342), asynchronous download of messages from POP3, license changed to tri-license MPL/LGPL/GPL and more JavaDocs added.

Ristretto is the mail api that is used by Columba. Available as a stand-alone API Ristretto provides a well tested, slim and fast Java implementation of all relevant mail protocols.... read more

Posted by Timo Stich 2004-09-21

Columba 1.0 RC1 released

A new stable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

Release Notes:
http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=release... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-08-18

Columba 1.0RC1-test4 released

A new development snapshot of the upcoming 1.0 Release Candidate RC1 is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version features a new Task Manager dialog, complete SSL support, a big addressbook component cleanup and of course many bugfixes.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-07-01

Ristretto 1.0 RC1 Released

I am glad to finally announce the first standalone release of the Ristretto Mail API, the Columba mail backend.
The main features are
* full IMAP, POP3 and SMTP support
* full SSL support
* low-level implementation of the RFCs
* fast and stable parsers using regular expressions
For an overview and the download links please visit the Ristretto Homepage : http://columba.sf.net/index.php?page=subprojects_ristretto

Posted by Timo Stich 2004-06-27

Columba 1.0RC1-test3 released

A new development snapshot of the upcoming 1.0 Release Candidate RC1 is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version features profile management, improved win32 integration and fixes many bugs and ui problems.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-06-13

Columba 1.0RC1-test2 released

A new development snapshot of the upcoming 1.0 Release Candidate RC1 is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version features support for a new "Drafts" flags and fixes many bugs and ui problems.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-05-18

Columba 1.0RC1-test1 released

A new development snapshot of the upcoming 1.0 Release Candidate RC1 is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version features improved drag'n'drop support, tree sorting, proxy support and lots of bugfixes.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-05-10

Columba 1.0 Milestone M2 released

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version features much improved filtering capabilities. Filters can be moved and copied between folders using drag'n'drop, you can import/export filters, change the ordering of filters and enable/disable individual filters. The message-list viewer now supports message colouring, customizeable columns and drag'n'drop of messages between folders. A plugin-based folder configuration was introduced, giving users a powerful way of customizing individual folder's behaviour. Folders can remember their current selection, filtering, sorting, etc. state. IMAP subscription handling is completly integrated, IMAP Junk flag support was added.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2004-02-18

Columba 1.0 Milestone M1.1 maintainance release

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version contains many bugfixes.

http://columba.sourceforge.net/downloads_stable.php... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-10-30

Columba 1.0 Milestone M1 ::Black Mamba:: released

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version contains numerous new features and major bugfixes and documentation enhancements.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-10-22

Columba 0.13.0 (unstable) released

A new unstable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version contains numerous new features we want you to testdrive.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-10-12

Columba 0.12.1 (stable) released

A new stable version of Columba is now available.

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

http://columba.sourceforge.net/downloads_stable.php... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-09-02

Columba 0.12.0 (stable) released

A new stable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version has lots of new features and includes many fixes since our last development release.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-07-27

Columba 0.11.0 (unstable) released

A new unstable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version contains numerous new features we want you to testdrive.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-07-02

Columba 0.10.2 released

A new stable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version fixes several bugs and contains some nice speedups. Also it introduces a windows installer and a n improved rpm package.... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-06-11

Columba 0.10.1 released

A new stable version of Columba is now available. Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This version fixes several bugs related to i18n and attachment issues.... read more

Posted by Timo Stich 2003-05-28

Columba v0.10.0 released

A new stable version is now available from:
http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=download

Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support.
Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!

This release is the long waited for new stable version. If you are searching for an alternative email client, that finally fits your needs, go on and give this version a try!... read more

Posted by Timo Stich 2003-05-23

Columba Development Snapshot 05-06-2003 Released

A new development snapshot is now available from:
http://columba.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=devzone

Columba is an Email Client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support.
Its a powerful email management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you!... read more

Posted by Frederik Dietz 2003-05-06