Welcome to the 0.30 ALPHA release of VINE -- a new mail and news client. Well, ok, for now it's just a mail client.
VINE is a set of perl and vim scripts which run with the editor 'vim', and
make it possible to do all ones' email, USENET news, and calendaring.
I undertook this project because of the extreme frustration of having
multiple machines and multiple email accounts, and being unable to keep
all my email synchronized and present on all my machines. I have to use
Outlook for work, but it doesn't run on Linux systems.
Goals of VINE:
Be simple to set up, yet sophisticated enough to handle most user
Require only GPL or other free software
Never use proprietary file formats!
Don't care what sort of machine one is running on; allow anyone from an
MS-DOS user to a Cray user equal access to features.
Features in version 0.30: (new! 31 Mar 2000)
still more bug fixes
Calendar support via 'remind' external program
tagging in the index. Press 't' to tag an item, 'D' will delete it
tag by subject, from or regular expression
rules and aliases made plain-text and more documented
more shifting around of menus
highlighting *bold* and _underline_ inside mail messages
incoming mail headers are re-arranged so that the important ones are grouped together, next to the text. This makes it much more readable!
Features in version 0.25: (02 Feb 2000)
more bug fixes
enhanced index, flags, better menu layout
browse urls from VINE
lots more enhancements
Features in version 0.21:
small bug fixes
Features in version 0.20:
tagged index, better sort support
lots of fixes
lots of features -- see README.TXT
Features in version 0.10:
grab mail from POP servers
allow multiple 'profiles' (different server setups)
automatically index, etc., mail based on rules
Planned for future releases:
allow viewing and posting USENET articles
allow retrieving and following web pages
keep contact information (emails especially!)
keep calendar of events, task list (move forward tasks)
MUCH better setup and docs. Sorry!
vim 5.5 or later
perl 5.005 with the following packages: