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Short: YAM 2.9 - MUI-based E-mail client Author: YAM Open Source Team (http://yam.ch/) Uploader: Jens Maus <mail@jens-maus.de> Type: comm/yam Version: 2.9 Replaces: comm/yam/YAM28* 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 2.9 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Thus, you can in principle now have to independent installation of YAM using two completly different versions. 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: Jens Maus Thore Böckelmann And here's a PARTIAL list of the changes in this version with respect to the previous official update: - implemented proper UTF-8 support for the whole index of a folder. This allows now to switch charsets without having to rescan a folder index. - implemented a completely new procedure to deal with timezone and daylight saving times as the old method were unable to identify the daylight saving time for past dates. Now the official timezone databases published by iana.org are used instead. This finally corrects the time display for old mails when DST times changes relative to the current date/time. - The main window layout (size+position) and list sorting options will now be automatically saved upon exiting YAM rather than forcing a user to explicitly 'snapshot' that information via the corresponding MUI functionality. An additional option in the configuration of YAM allow to disable this, thought. - Enforce disposing of all images if YAM is running on an 8 bit screen (excluding the Workbench) as soon as the image is no longer used. This works around a bug in picture.datatype which seems to keep a pointer to the screen the image was remapped to and accesses it later even if the screen no longer exists. - fixed the partly broken support for the Mail-Reply-To (MRT) and Mail-Followup-To (MFT) headers where YAM was not suggesting the right reply addresses according to the documentation of the MRT/MFT feature. - improved charset/codeset handling support when using external editors aware of UTF-8 - fixed a problem where YAM was unable to create properly UTF-8 encoded emails. - when adding new filters YAM will now automatically jump to the bottom of the filter rule list. - To cleanup the main program directory of YAM all folder directories will be automatically moved to a new subdirectory named "Folders" in the user's mail directory (which defaults to YAM's program directory if not changed via ToolTypes or the user configuration). Possibly duplicate directory names get a unique number appended. To ease folder setup it is not possible anymore to select any arbitrary path for a folder, but only the directory name within the "Folders" directory. - The write window now features a small clone of the attachment list on the first page. A context menu allows to perform the same actions as for the big list on the second page. - Implemented an interactive attachment reminder feature as known from Thunderbird. If enabled and the user types in certain keywords from a user definable list and no attachment has been added to the mail a reminder will be shown to inform the user that an attachment might be desired. - Implemented an 'Archive' folder which move mails to a folder named after the mail's original send date. The archive folders are excluded from deleting old mails automatically to make sure the mails are really archived until the user explicitly deletes them. - implemented a new functionality to allow to define different 'incoming' and 'sent' folders per configured mail account (POP3/SMTP). This should allow to more easily and directly filter emails not requiring to explicitly define separate filters. - Fixed a bug which caused YAM to use the first matching address of a mail as user identity even if this address was the sending instead of the receiving one. - fixed a bug where the MAILINFO ARexx command caused a crash if the mail in question contained no message ID. - when opening a new window YAM will now set the title of a screen to the same title as well. This improves recognition of the currently active window as the screen titlebar will then automatically refer to YAM and thus make it possible that a user identifies by looking at the screen title bar which application is the currently active one. - fixed a buffer overrun in the RFC 2014 decoding routines which potentially caused unexpected crashes. - restored the behavior of previous versions when resolving the names of address book mailing lists. The new method added in YAM 2.8+ caused certain problems. - fixed the read/unread marking of mails which was not done for all columns of the mail list. - when checking for new mails YAM will now show "Checking mails from ..." rather than "Mail Transfer from ..." which was not entirely correct. - The position of the quick search bar is now configurable and allows the user to place the bar below the main mail list. - improved online documentation (http://doc.yam.ch/) regarding the use of quotes when specifying file/directory paths. - changed the "jumping to the first unread and/or most recent message when entering a folder" functionality to be configurable on a per folder basis instead of a being a global option only. - The time and date information from the Date: header line will now be converted to local time if the usual "short" headers are shown. For full header display it will be shown as it is. - The entered search string is now automatically cloned between the different pages. - The output of the external archiver command can now be redirected optionally to a console window while the archiver is running to show the progress. - The single items of the list can now be activated immediately by pressing their number on the keyboard. "0" will be mapped to the 10th attachment. - All kinds of links (http(s), ftp, etc) will now be underlined as well. - deleting or archiving a single mail will now behave consistently in every situation and correctly respect the folder's current sort order. - any rule of a configured filter can now be removed or an additional one added in between instead of allowing only to add/delete rules to/from the bottom of the rule list. - The mail preselection list now shows the contents of the To: header line to let users spot unwanted mails easier. - Printing a mail will now include a list of attachments. Additionally the printout will no longer contain a plain copy of all header lines, but a stripped down version of subject sender, receiver and date. - implemented a NOICONS switch for the REQUESTFILE Arexx command which will open the corresponding file requester but hide and icons (#?.info files). - The Get and Send toolbar buttons will now be disabled in case there is no active POP3 or SMTP server available. - fixed a problem with not seeing a folder added to the folder list immediately. - address book entries can now be sorted by clicking on the list titles similar to the mail list of the main window. - fixed the LISTFREEZE and LISTUNFREEZE arexx commands to deal correctly with the Quiet settings of other YAM components. - PGP encrypted mails can now be excluded from a search to let in run unattended without the need to enter a password. - Mails dragged out of the spam folder will now be marked as non-spam in case the "mark on move" option is enabled. - implemented a new "Mail Account" column in the main mail list to be able to sort emails based on mail account/hostname a mail was received so that users can better order their mails due to the fact that since YAM 2.8 mails are now transferred asynchronously from multiple servers. - Searching user identities by address or ID will now correctly respect the identity's active state and return active identities only. In case a mail references an inactive user identity YAM will silently fall back to the next best matching identity. - Implemented a new option to trigger a snapshot action on all alive windows and to save the layout/state of certain groups and objects. - fixed a bug so that any edit operation in the quick search bar will now abort a search operation in progress. - fixed a problem when YAM was run for the very first time after an installation without any valid .config file. Opening the config window too early caused this window to be opened without any graphics from the default theme. - when changing a folder's path the global .folders file will be immediately saved to make the change persistent. - mails from the Trash folder are now excluded from the spam filter. - mail disposal is now protected by a reference counter. This makes it possible to move a mail to a different folder in concurrent processes while still accessing the same mail without accessing invalid or already freed memory. This fixes numerous different potential crash problems. - All SPAM filter related GUI elements will now be properly disabled if the SPAM filter is completely disabled as well. - fixed a crash bug when using the gravatar image search functionality on a never set address book entry. - the online ARexx documentation (http://doc.yam.ch/) can now be directly accessed via the corresponding main menu item. - fixed a problem where html parts of a mail weren't forwarded to a web browser but saved to disk instead due to not using the right file extension. - added a fresh and updated finnish translation/catalog to YAM. - added a low memory handler to flush all folder indexes automatically if a system is about to run low on memory. - fixed a crash bug when in the write window the autosave functionality activates while typing. - when enabling the "detect cyrillic code sets" functionality YAM will now warn the user in case he has setup YAM to use a non-cyrillic code set for as the local charset. - significantly improved performance of parsing emails with large attachments. Now YAM will reuse the size parameter of each MIME part to speed up memory allocations during MIME parsing. - fixed a problem where editing a mail a second time added an additional superfluous white space to the mail body. If you want to have a more detailed technical information on what was actually changed, please have a look at the included 'ChangeLog' file. You can also consult the official YAM homepage for more information on the changes done with YAM 2.9 (http://yam.ch/milestone/YAM%202.9) 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. See http://yam.ch/wiki/Localization for more information. - 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 with YAM 2.8+ we have switch to a pure online-based documentation system people are welcome updating the online documentation which can be found at http://docs.yam.ch/ and is based on a public wiki engine. 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://docs.yam.ch/ - Online documentation system 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 experimental 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... \ \/ / \__/
Source: YAM29.readme, updated 2013-12-24