PMMail for OS/2
From PMMail for OS/2
| Welcome to the home page of the PMMail for OS/2, an e-mail client for OS/2 and eComStation. PMMail for OS/2 is a product of VOICE.
By downloading and/or installing this software, you agree that VOICE, its Officers, associates, service providers and/or contractors make no warrantee for the software, express or implied, including that of merchantability, and shall not be held liable for any damages, including data loss, incidental or other damages for any reason.
Frequently asked questions are listed in the PMMail FAQ.
New features of this release are listed in the Release Notes.
A new spell checker is added using the Aspell library. It is an optional installation; scroll down to see download links. It offers significantly faster operation and more intelligent spelling alternatives. Currently multiple languages are supported: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and Swedish.
Users may report problems using the Bugtracker link on on the left. You will have to request, then acknowledge, an account on the Bugtracker to make a report. Should you have any problems creating your account, please send an email to sysadmin at os2voice.org.
PMMail uses several open-source programs to perform selected tasks. The source code for those programs is located here for bogofilter.
Thank you for your support, and enjoy helping to make the new PMMail a success!
The PMMail development team
A PMMail/2 licence is free for those who have been a VOICE sponsor with one standard sponsorship unit at least two consecutive years. Others can obtain a PMMail/2 licence by donating two standard sponsorship units to VOICE.
Past member registration policy
You must be a VOICE member to get a registration code. If you were a member of VOICE on 31 December, 2006, then you are entitled to a free registration code for PMMail. This is a benefit to reward longtime membership.
If your membership ID is over 1445 then you joined VOICE after 1 January, 2007, and must purchase a licence. The licence is $25.00. The easiest way to send in $25.00 is to pay the fee for an additional annual membership at BMT Micro or Mensys. This membership will NOT extend your membership time but is for purchase of a PMMail registration code only.
Obtaining a PMMail/2 license
To get a registration code send an email requesting one to
treasurer (at) os2voice.org
This email must come from the email address that you used when you last sent in your membership application. Your membership ID number will be confirmed. If it is over 1445, your registration key will be send after you have purchased an additional annual membership from Mensys or BMT Micro.
People who are not now members and want the program must purchase an annual membership to join and another membership for the licence fee.
When you get the registration code you should follow the instructions in the Help screens to apply the registration to the program.
If you are a VOICE member and cannot see the VOICE:Home page please send an email to sysadmin at os2voice org with the username you've used on this site and the email address registered with your VOICE membership.
About the project
PMMail has been a favorite email client of many OS/2-eCS users for quite some time. As the product appeared to be falling into a state of "maintenance mode" several members of VOICE began to enquire as to the possibility of purchasing the rights to the source code to renew development.
The result of this was that the members of VOICE voted to purchase the source for development. PMMail/2 is free to all VOICE members who were paid-up members as of December 31, 2006. The sale of PMMail/2 to others will involve VOICE membership plus $25. At this point no outside sales are intended.
ASpell is an optional feature for PMMail to provide spell checking in several languages. Download the base file and one or more language files and put them in the same directory as the PMMail/2 WPI installer.
PMMail/2 allows limited usage until it is registered. The limitations are:
Please bear in mind that this is software; there may be bugs, omissions and/or the possibility of data loss. You must backup your existing mailstore and program dependent files before installation of PMMail/2. The installer has been designed to "copy, then convert" mailer data wherever possible.
It is not necessary to uninstall earlier betas before installing PMMail/2. It is OK to upgrade PMMail/2 version 3.x or a Beta 1, 2, 3 or 4 installation to PMMail/2 3.21.
* The new PMMail mailstore is not backward compatible with version 2.x. *
PMMail has a greater abundance of status indicators, specifically for Spam/NoSpam, Send Pending and Undeleteable. Flag storage required some changes and additional fields to the <folder.bag> file which breaks full compatibility with older versions. Those status indicators are lost when an older version, either os/2 or windows, loads the mailstore.
The address book and filter file formats are unchanged (to date) and have no known incompatibilities.
Subscribe to the mailing list
To subscribe to the new PMMail/2 user list, see the Mail List link on the left, or you may send the following message to
majormajor at os2voice.org
The e-mail must be text only. HTML will not work.