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This software is part of the GNU Project.

GNU Mailutils is a rich and powerful protocol-independent mail framework. It contains a series of useful mail libraries, clients, and servers. These are the primary mail utilities for the GNU system. The central library is capable of handling electronic mail in various mailbox formats and protocols, both local and remote. Specifically, this project contains a POP3 server, an IMAP4 server, and a Sieve mail filter. It also provides a POSIX "mailx" client and a collection of other handy tools.

Registration Date: Wed 31 Jan 2001 05:31:34 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU mailutils version 3.17
     posted by gray, Sat 06 Jan 2024 03:20:17 PM UTC

GNU mailutils version 3.17 is available for download. This is a maintenance release, including some new features:

Use of TLS in pop3d and imap4d

If not explicitly specified, the TLS mode to use (ondemand, connect, etc.) is derived from the configured port.  E.g., for imap4d, port 143 implies [...]

GNU mailutils version 3.16
     posted by gray, Mon 01 May 2023 12:05:57 PM UTC

GNU mailutils version 3.16 is available for download.  This is a bug-fixing release, addressing the following issues:

  • rdcache streams: fix stream size computation
  • tlsfdstr streams: fix error handling
  • wordwrap streams: fix handling of overflowing lines
Version 3.15
     posted by gray, Sun 17 Apr 2022 07:22:59 PM UTC

Version 3.15 is released today. New in this version:

  • mbox format: don't count terminating empty line as part of the message
  • Improve performance of the Sieve fileinto action
  • Improve efficiency of operations on flat mailboxes in append mode
  • Bugfixes in quoted-printable and fromrd filters
  • Variois fixes in mbox and dotmail format libraries
  • Fix compilation with flex version 2.6.1
Version 3.14
     posted by gray, Sun 02 Jan 2022 09:21:16 AM UTC

Version 3.14 of GNU mailutils is available for download.

New in this release:

  • TLS support rewritten from scratch

** New configuration statement: tls.handshake-timeout

  • Fix idle timeout handling (imap4d and pop3d daemons)

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