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Short: YAM 2.7 - MUI-based E-mail client Author: YAM Open Source Team (http://yam.ch/) Uploader: Jens Langner <Jens.Langner@light-speed.de> Type: comm/yam Version: 2.7 Replaces: comm/yam/YAM26* Requires: AmigaOS 3.0+, MorphOS or AROS, MUI 3.8+, 68020+/PPC604e+ Architecture: ppc-amigaos >= 4.0.5; m68k-amigaos >= 3.0; ppc-morphos >= 1.4.2; i386-aros; ppc-aros; x86_64-aros --------------------------------------------------------------------------- YAM - Version 2.7 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- About YAM --------- YAM (Yet Another Mailer) lets you send and receive electronic mail (e-mail) over the Internet and maintain archives of messages in your computer via a graphical user interface. The idea came to the original author (Marcel Beck) back in 1995 when he first tried using e-mail. The programmes available at the time were either powerful but complicated to configure, or else used a too limiting user interface. The goal, therefore, was to program a cross between AdMail and AirMail, with a few ideas coming from Pegasus Mail. While earlier versions of YAM were developed closed source, today's versions are developed by an independent open source community. Since the year 2000 a group of mixed developers maintain YAM and release new versions from time to time. While these versions are all targeted for the Amiga platform, versions of different AmigaOS incarnations are supplied. This includes native PowerPC ports to modern Amiga platforms like AmigaOS4 or MorphOS. Before you start the installation --------------------------------- YAM 2.5+ not only uses newer configuration files, the files used to store separate emails are named differently as well. Therefore, before you start the installation script to overwrite your existing installation, it's strongly recommended that you create a backup of your old YAM installation, including all folders and configuration files. Afterwards you can install the update into your old YAM directory if you wish. On start-up, YAM 2.5+ will automatically convert your old configuration files to the new 2.5+ format, and after being started, YAM will rename your old emails as necessary, always under your control. It is also recommended that you re-save your configuration as soon as possible in order to update your .config file to the new format, which will reveal all the new options available. In addition, please note that since YAM 2.5 no YAM: assign is required anymore. That means, you may even install it in a new location and start it right away from there without having to touch your old installation. Afterwards you may manually import the mails from your old installation. What's new ---------- Here's a list (in alphabetical order) of the brave developers who have contributed to this release since the last official one: Frank Weber Jens Langner Thore Boeckelmann And here's a PARTIAL list of the changes in this version with respect to the previous official update: - updated translations for czech, french, german, greek, italian, swedish and spanish language. - updated amigaguide documentation for spanish. - general performance improvements and general bug fixing. - when text in a read window is selected and the user presses "reply", the reply will only contain the selected text rather than all. - the column width of the preselection window can now be saved with MUI's own snapshot functionality. - closing YAM while a write window is open is possible now. However, a confirmation requester is now presented to the user. - YAM will now recognize incompatible mail file formats when importing. - added a direct menu item to the amiga guide documentation of YAM. - completely removed the anonymous mailing feature as there aren't any anon remailer services anymore that are not abused for junk mail. - changed YAM to have the SPAM folder available by default. Everyone should use a SPAM filter nowadays. - the online check feature in YAM can now accept multiple interfaces by using a comma separated list of interface names. - implemented an additional ARexx command to let YAM restart itself. - the crop attachment requester can now be suppressed by a hidden config option. - statistics on new/unread mails will now also be shown for folder groups. - When using the "Check for Update" menu item YAM will now directly respond instead of always keeping itself silent. - a potential "mailto:" in front of an email address will now be automatically stripped. - the way mails are forwarded (either inlined or as attachment) can now be chosen from the various menus in YAM. - implemented option to suppress the final mail filter requester. - implemented possibility to automatically run a script before and after YAM starts or is finished with mail filtering operations. - multiple files can now be selected when try to import mails. - the preselection window functionality can now be set for each account separately. - changed the remote filter to be applicable on a per-POP3 account basis. - when moving a mail graphically from one folder to another and that folder is within a closed node, the listtree will now automatically open that node. - completly reworked the functionaliyt which converts html mails to plain text. Now soft styles (bold/italic, etc.) are shown and the conversion should show much prettier results. - in case a folder is renamed mail filters will be automatically adapt to that change. - changed all folder list displays to show a hierarchical listtree rather than a plain list. This should make the whole folder display more intuitive. - reworked/fixed the recipientstring in the write window to be somewhat more intuitive in showing actual found hits. - to save memory indexes of custom folders will now be automatically expunged in case they haven't been access for certain minutes. - changed birthday reminder to be non-blocking and to be able to snapshot the position and size of it. Furthermore, YAM will now rememeber if the reminder was already shown and don't popup the same requester again at the same day if it is restarted. - significantly improved performance of string searches (to search for mails) by implementation of Boyer/Moore Search algorithms. - finally YAMs' internals are fully multithreaded. That means many things within YAM are now changed to work without blocking the GUI interface. This includes the TCP/IP routines which are now running in separate threads/processes rather than blocking the main GUI during a mail transfer. Furthermore, this was a mandatory thing for being able to implement IMAP support in the somewhat near future. - lots of other improvement we don't remember right now (keep in mind: more than 2 years of development was put into YAM 2.7!) :) If you want to have a more detailed technical information on what was actually changed, please have a look at the included 'ChangeLog' file. What is still missing? ---------------------- - lots of translators! YAM 2.4 featured lots of different languages, but due to the large amount of changed texts these catalogs are completely outdated. Especially support for such common languages as Danish, Finnish, etc. is currently missing. If you are a native speaker of a language that YAM does not offer (anymore), then please contact us. - lots of documentation! As with the translation, the documentation largely lags behind. Again, if you are a native speaker (even for English) and if you are interested in updating/writing YAM's documentation then please contact us. - now that YAM 2.5+ comes with a new themes management, users are free to create own themes in a fashion that allow them to exchange them with other users. So go and create your own themes and submit them via AmiNET&Co! :) Source code ----------- Due to lack of time and motivation, Marcel Beck stopped working on YAM back in 2000, but the sources were released under the GNU General Public License at SourceForge.net. If you want to help developing this program further or perhaps you are considering a port to a different operating system, please consider joining the YAM Open Source team instead of doing it on your own. Our home page is at http://yam.ch/ from which you can obtain all necessary information to contact us. We want to hear from you! Donations --------- If you like the development of YAM and you want to give our open source developers an additional motivation to continue to update YAM in future or if you simply want to say "Thanks", the YAM project accepts money donations via PayPal. All the donations during a release cycle are collected and divided by considering the activity of each developer during the time the development lasted. This way we hope to attract more developers in future, which in turn should give you a new version more quickly. http://yam.ch/wiki/Donations So in case you want to support our efforts to develop a modern up2date e-mail client for modern AmigaOS-based systems, please consult the above URL for more information on how to donate to us. Online resources ---------------- As YAM is an open source development effort, we have several online resources cover your daily YAM needs: http://yam.ch/ - Official Support Homepage http://download.yam.ch/ - Direct path to the download page http://faq.yam.ch/ - Online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) http://bugs.yam.ch/ - Bugtracker and Feature Requests http://forum.yam.ch/ - Web-based online forum For Developers: http://nightly.yam.ch/ - Access to automatic nightly developer snapshots http://svn.yam.ch/ - Web-based source code SVN access http://stats.yam.ch/ - Daily updated development statistics __ / / __ / / Only Amiga makes it possible... \ \/ / \__/ Amiga is a trademark of Amiga, Inc.
Source: YAM27.readme, updated 2011-12-24