flap mail user agent / News: Recent posts

Drop POP3 support?

I'm currently thinking about dropping POP3 support in the way that you can't add POP3 folders to the virtual folder tree anymore. The fact that it takes hours just to get a listing of all the messages in your POP3 box into the message table just makes it unusable for a client like flap.

Instead I'd rather concentrate on ways to make your POP3 box available offline, ie. by moving the messages into another folder in your virtual folder tree. This way they could either be transferred into a folder on your local disk or into any other IMAP folder you have.... read more

Posted by Maik Schreiber 2002-05-05

flap 0.3 released

flap 0.3 has just been released. See the changelog for a full list of changes.

When replying to messages, there are still a number of limitations:
- original text will be quoted with '>' prefixes
- quoted text has a fixed line length of 75 characters (74 effective because of '>')

Basic rule management has been implemented, with the remainder of a really usable rule set still having to be implemented in subsequent versions.... read more

Posted by Maik Schreiber 2002-05-02

flap 0.2 released

flap version 0.2 has just been released. See the changelog for a list of changes.

When replying to messages, there are still a number of limitations:
- original text will be quoted with '>' prefixes
- quoted text has a fixed line length of 75 characters (74 effective because of '>')
- you have to manually enter the recipient (ie. the sender of the original message)

Also the reply window and all other windows open with rather ugly window positions and dimensions. This will all be fixed in subsequent versions (window attributes will be persistent over sessions).... read more

Posted by Maik Schreiber 2002-01-01

flap 0.1 released

The initial release of flap, 0.1, has been released. So far it has the basic features of connecting to your server, reading your mail and composing a new one. You can also set up multiple transports and identities. Support for attachments and creating new folders will follow in later versions.

Posted by Maik Schreiber 2001-12-12

flap project opened / development status

As you can see, I've created a project for flap on SourceForge.net.

Current development status:

Virtual folder tree/message folders:

- virtual folder tree is working and is displayed
- local message folder store is working
- copying around messages from one folder to another does basically work, too - still need to implement message count displays in the tree

Message folder summary:

- implemented and works (clicking on a message shows its contents)... read more

Posted by Maik Schreiber 2001-11-30