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New features in PMMail/2 3.22

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • None.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1921) did not properly setup for external execution.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • None.

Removed (Mantis bug number)

  • None.


New features in PMMail/2 3.21

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • None.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (*) Added an option to settings to require a Subject for sending a message. Unchecking the box will allow the user to send a message with no Subject.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • None.

Removed (Mantis bug number)

  • None.

New features in PMMail/2 3.20

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (*) Updated XML library to tinyxml2 which is faster.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • None.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • (1896) Due to an error introduced when updating the XML library, the "Add quoted text" preference was disabled when the account settings are read.

Removed (Mantis bug number)

  • None.

New features in PMMail/2 3.15

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (1848) Included the Sender header in a message when considering which addresses should be in the Reply set. If both a From and Sender are present, the decision popup asks which should be the recipient.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • None.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • (1826) The Remote Control window was changed to run in a separate thread rather than part of the main thread. UI updates still waited on an event to occur in the main thread which could sometimes be a lengthy wait.
  • (1847) When re-indexing, a filter is added to the file screening to verify that only message files are included. Previously the filtering was not stringent enough to ignore spurious files.
  • (1886) The reply-to-message choices did not work correctly when there was a Sender header entry (different from the FROM entry) present.
  • (1871) The account name was not being converted to a uft-8 string before it was saved. If there were extended characters in the name, the name garbled when PMMail was started.
  • (1869) The return values of PgpPGPExe() and PgpGPGExe() are guaranteed to return a valid string.

Removed (Mantis bug number)

  • (none) Made the "Folder re-index: scan message header" and "Folder re-index: scan message body" options permanently set. There was no longer any purpose in having them optional.

New features in PMMail/2 3.14

PMMail 3.14 is a maintenance release. No new functionality.

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • When sending mail and there are addresses only in the BCC list, "undisclosed-recipients:;" is added to the TO address.
  • Account_Settings::Preferences: The preference "Completely ignore HTML sections" suppresses any indication of HTML content in the messages.
  • (1829) Program Settings::Secure Transfer: Added an option that determines how the Secure Proxy is started.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1834) Text Reflow at message send: The Text Wrap at Send option is modified. A "No Text Wrap" radio button is added, "Wrap Enable" is renamed to "Wrap text while composing".
  • Improved SMTP error messages and error handling.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • In the Composition mode the data storage and display of TO/CC/BCC addresses was poorly synchronized. Changes to how LIST addresses were selected as Reply-To addresses made this evident.
  • (1806) In some cases the wrong message could be deleted if the message selection changed immediately after starting the deletion.
  • (1811) ICSL filter problem: The List-Id value was not properly restored when loading data from permanent storage.
  • (1819) In rare cases the POP CAPA command could hang because of poor response checking.
  • (1821) Some complex MIME structures would display both HTML and plain text sections rather than one or the other.
  • (1825) Attempts to modify a Security Channel Definition gave the message that the channel already existed. Not helpful. Corrected.

New features in PMMail/2 3.13

PMMail 3.13 was abandoned so 3.14 could be released.

PMMail 3.13 is a maintenance release. No new functionality

Updated or Corrected:

  • The default message forwarding method is changed from Inline to Attached.
  • An incorrect encoding choice caused some folder names to be improperly displayed.
  • When stunnel is started, a test for Stunnel's log file delays the ready flag until the file exists.
  • PMMail lost information of the capabilities for some SMTP servers causing a poor choice of authentication options.
  • When deleting messages and the selection was changed after starting a delete, sometimes the newly selected itms were deleted instead.
  • The composition window was sometimes erratic about updating its widgets.
  • When replying to a message with multiple possible recipients (From, Reply-To, List-Post), a dialog is opened to ask which is correct. (Several fixes for this one.)

New features in PMMail/2 3.12

A number of long standing stability issues have been corrected.

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • PMMail is now created with a C++ compiler. It opens the opportunity to use libraries that are only available as C++.
  • A new spell checker is added using the Aspell library. It is an optional installation. It offers significantly faster operation and more intelligent spelling alternatives. Currently multiple languages are supported: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and Swedish.
  • The account and folder data stores are saved as XML formatted files. The previous custom file format used extended characters to delimit data fields, and had become too limiting and cumbersome to implement some requested features. As a bonus although the resulting files are significantly larger than the original data files, startup times are typically half of what they were.
  • A "Train as Good" or "Train as Spam" operation may be reversed. Hold the Shift key when clicking on a Train option to "Un-train" a message. Handy for undoing an incorrect training.
  • In the Read window, a new tool bar button is added that allows one-click display of an HTML attachment.
  • In PMMail Settings Advanced Options, an additional Mail Classifier option allows setting the amount of time classifier data is retained. The default is 90 days, and may be changed to a time period between 30 and 360 days.
  • The Fetch and Send status strings are saved across program invocations.
  • A "Save As" button is added to the "View Externally" dialog so that the selected item may be saved to file.

Features Removed (Mantis bug number):

  • In the Account Settings Mail Classifier pages, the "Other Arguments" entry is removed. It was useless.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • In the Compose window the key combination to edit in an External Editor is changed to Alt+E from Alt+X. This allows the default operation of entering extended characters by their code number: while holding the keys ALT and X, enter the extended character code.
  • Numerous updates to the Help file to document features and clarify functions.
  • MIME attachment handling is improved, particularly with regard to Inline attachments.
  • Better integraton with XWorkPlace
  • Searching messages is much faster when the search involves only a header value.
  • The Message icons have changed. A stylized "W" indicates that an HTML alternative exists for the messages that may be viewed in a Web browser. And it comes in two colors: blue shows that only a HTML option exists, green shows that both an HTML option exists and other attachments as well. A paper clip icon indicates non-HTML attachments only.
  • If a message has a List-Post address in its header, the user is offered the choice of sending to either the list or the original sender.

New features in PMMail/2 3.11

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1431): An infinite loop would occur if a filter comparison value was an empty string. The filter comparison behavior is also changed. If the header exists and matches the comparison string (empty or not), it returns a match. If the header does NOT exist and the comparison string is empty, it returns a match.

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (1170): When using the Compose To option, if there is a Reply-To header entry, ask which address should be used: The FROM address or the REPLY-TO address.
  • (1441): Added "List-Id" to the set of standard options for simple filter and search fields.
  • (n/a): The performance of the Spell Checker is improved by loading the standard and user dictionary data into a search tree in memory.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • (1409): Certain messages would be displayed with the message's header as well as the body. The MIME decoder was sometimes too strict in its estimate of the MIME-ness of a message.
  • (1413): Sometimes a search would not find the target text even though it was in the message body. The search facility was not correctly updating file position data for the search.
  • (1423): Folder sort order was sometimes incorrect. The sorting function for folders was defective; it has been rewritten completely.
  • (1414, 1421, 1430): When sending or saving a new message, highlighted text was not ignored and was sending/saving only the select text. Several duplicate functions that were almost identical were combined into a single function. An additional flag was needed to override reading only selected text.
  • (1434): The Filter PROGRAM tag was not recognized. A number of errors prevented it from working.
  • (1437): Opening certain message caused a crash. If a message had a text line that exceeded 32,767 characters, the Read window would seriously misbehave causing a crash. Text is now added to the Read window in maximum chunks of 32.767 characters at a time.
  • (n/a): Sometimes the command line option "mailto:" would fail when starting a 2nd instance of PMMail by a browser. The code assumed that the Accounts data was already set up when a test was made for an existing instance of PMMail. If an instance is already running, that instance receives an indication to use the default account to open a Compose window.
  • (1424): When spell checking a new message, sometimes it would crash PMMail if the Stop Checking button was selected. Some overly complicated logic caused multiple de-allocation of memory causing the crash.
  • (1446): If a bulk move of messages required creating a folder, the move would not complete at that time. It would succeed on a subsequent attempt. An incorrect pointer was being returned that prevented the move from completing.

New features in PMMail/2 3.10

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1394): For the display of new messages in the minimized window view, the order in which the new messages are added to the menu is reversed. It now shows the most recent messages first.

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (n/a): RFC3676 is implemented. The text wrapping feature known as "format=flowed" is added to the message Composition options. RFC3676 introduces the concept of a paragraph for plain text messages. At send the text in the Composition window is reformatted for a line length maximum of 78 characters. Any quoted paragraphs are "re-quoted" as the lines are wrapped. Additional information is added to the text as indicated by RFC3676, and the values "format=flowed" and "delsp=yes" are added to the MIME header "Content-Type" to signal the receiving agent of the formatting. At receive, if the message is format=flowed, paragraphs are unwrapped for display in a variable width window. If the agent does not recognize the formatting, the display is still rather cleanly formatted with the text wrapping at a 78 character width.
  • (1380): An option, "Include in Mail Announcement," is added to the Unsure and Spam classification options in Account Settings :: Mail Classifier page 2. By default the option is selected to allow receipt of Unsure/Spam messages to trigger mail notification as Unread messages. If the option is disabled, it removes that classification's count from the unread count. For instance, if only Spam messages are received, the Spam message count equals the Unread count; no notification would occur since the Unread count would be zero.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • (1002): For the minimized window view the loop that iterated through a folder's messages looking for unread messages used an incorrect data set to test the messages. The result was an empty menu when new messages for that folder should have been displayed.
  • (1395): Sometimes an attachment could not be shown even though it was in the Attachment window.
  • (460): For PGP/GnuPG number of changes have been implemented to make the secure aspect of PMMail a bit smoother. The error detection is better for the most common operations: sign, check signed, encrypt and decrypt.
  • (1403): For message with UU-encoded documents, a logic error prevented a UUE section from being recognized.
  • (1405/1406): The combination of 7 different sections of code, almost identical, for reading text from an MLE caused a number of minor problems with displaying the contents of the Read and Compose windows.

New features in PMMail/2 3.09

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1364): Character set conversion is changed to make it more efficient when translating large files.
  • (1363): When searching a message body, the search started at the end of the main header and continued to the end of the message file. Not very discriminate. Now each MIME entity is considered with only "text" types, either plain" or "html," being allowed with the further consideration that the entity is not explicitly tagged as an attachment.
  • (1350): The MIME parser is extended to restrict its search of a message index for a preferred MIME type (usually text/plain) that is not flagged as an attachment. If that fails, it searches for the secondary choice (usually text/html). If both of those fail, it arbitrarily uses the first entity.
  • (1360): PMMail is changed to allow some deviation from RFC2045's definition of the header/body separation. When the option PMMail Settings :: MIME Associations :: "Require conformance to RFC2045" is enabled, the separator must be only a line containing a newline character as defined by the standard, When the option is disabled, a separator line may contain whitespace besides the newline.


  • (1341): The additional possibility that the time value in the message header may not have a seconds value is allowed. And some other unusual or non-RFC compliant date/time values.
  • (1354): In Remote Control a flag that indicated a refresh was wise, was not reset at the beginning of the refresh. When the refresh was complete, the spurious query to start a refresh occurred. The flag is now cleared at the start of the refresh.
  • (1348): The control code for managing the threads during a Re-Index All is significantly changed. Preventing mail transfer, either send or receive, is disabled while a Re-Index All is in progress. Multiple accounts can initiate a Re-Index All at the same time.
  • (1349): When the draft message was saved, for some inexplicable reason the original message was marked as Saved rather than as Replied. When the event to re-open the original message occurred, it opened the message for editing instead of reading since the Saved flag was set.
  • (1251): Sometimes a message moved to Trash could not be re-opened until PMMail was restarted.
  • (1325, 1346): Using the Shift key when deleting a message, shift+delete, did not always toggle the True Delete status.
  • (1347): The Reply header text was not always inserted into the message reply body.
  • (1336): When selecting a folder for a search, the incorrect folder or account was selected.
  • (1332): When a message was being deleted, it arbitrarily closed any Read and Composition windows, and did so in a most inelegant manner. Now the user is asked to verify that the message with a Composition window open should delete both the message and the Composition.
  • (1328): During the startup folder ID scan if one of the folders with identical IDs has a name that matches one of the standard folders, the standard folder's ID was changed instead of the duplicate folder's ID.
  • (1329): The code was insufficiently strict when trimming trailing characters from an email address.
  • (1313): If the message file was opened while parsing the message header, the file was not closed causing the difficulty with moving or deleting it later.
  • (1306): When receiving a message from a POP server, a loop kept asking the server for more data until the server returned less than a bufferful of data. That worked fine until the condition occurred where the remaining data on the server happened to be the same size as the buffer. There is no way to differentiate between a buffer size remainder and the buffer being returned full with more data to get. The loop did not exit; it asked for more data when there was no more data. That loop is removed.
  • (1307): When setting up a message for printing, the code did not fully scan the font strings to acquire the full font name. Without the full name the printer system defaulted to Courier.
  • (1310): When converting a file from one character set to another, a mismatch between string specifiers and string data caused a buffer overrun (not enough data values).
  • (1304): When Reply All to a message, one of the edge cases for the handling the TO/CC address list was incorrect resulting in either not removing an address, or removing too many.
  • (1298): Made an unnecessary, and incorrect, call to the function the sets the attachment status icon.
  • (1300): When converting a string from one character set to another, an initial test for a blank line was changed to remove one of the conditions (test for newline) since it seemed extraneous. It was not.

New features in PMMail/2 3.08

Fixes in the re-release (Mantis bug number):

  • (1300): Missing blank lines in the message text.
  • (1298): Attachment icon incorrectly set when a Sent message is signed/decrypted
  • (1308): Spurious error messages while using Remote Control

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (1127): Remote Control. After messages are removed from the server by a download (move, not copy) or delete, the internal sequencing no longer matched the server's message sequencing. This can cause delays in subsequent actions or a failure to perform the actions. The only solution is to issue a List Refresh command to synchronize with the server. After a command that affects the message sequencing and a message is selected, a popup asks if the message list should be refreshed.
  • (1273): Two new Account Settings :: Preferences options for Remote Control. A List Refresh may be automatically initiated when the Remote Control window is opened, and whenever a Move (from server) or Delete operation is completed.
  • (****): New command line options: "-send-queued": send-queued starts PMMail in the background, sends any messages waiting in the Outbox, exits. "-send-shutdown": send-shutdown checks for another instance of PMMail, sends it a shutdown signal, and exits. "-fetch-all": fetch-all is identical to "-f".
  • (****): The Account Settings Receive options are now checkboxes instead of radio buttons. Messages may be received from both a remote server and from a local mailstore simultaneously.
  • (1262): It is now possible to save a Composition to the Drafts folder without a TO or CC address.
  • (1276): Read window. The "View in Web Browser" menu options are expanded to select either viewing the message as HTML (the previous default method) or as plain text.

Bug Fixes (Mantis bug number)

  • (1232, 1255): Various defect fixes to prevent problems due to malformed or malicious messages. Some of the test messages had missing line terminators resulting in excessively long lines (on one case over 10KB).
  • (1243): A crash could occur while composing a message if the composition backup started while the message was being prepared for sending.
  • (1244): The SMTP module would use the HELO command to log on even though the EHLO (extended hello) was accepted by the server. This occurred when no authentication was required by the server.
  • (1240): The search criteria data was not fully initialized. This caused the whole message file to be searched instead of the designated portion.
  • (1269): Accessing a folder's settings using the Context Menu (aka: RMB) may not have opened the correct folder's settings.
  • (1266): In the SMTP module if the Authorization capabilities of the server was the last line of capabilities sent, that line was ignored. PMMail would then erroneously fall back to plain text authorization.
  • (1264): Sometimes message marked as undeletable were deleted anyway.
  • (1286): When quoting the Multiple Reply option (reply to a selected set of messages), if one of the messages had a signature string ("-- ") in it, all text after that signature was truncated, including text from other messages. Now each message is scanned separately for a signature before being quoted.
  • (1268): The filter Delete Remote Message action seemed to operate only erratically. It was only being properly set when an Incoming-PreMC filter was indicated. The action was not changed using Incoming-PostMC as it should have been.
  • (1295): Quoted text in reply message incorrectly truncated of the string '-- ' is found anywhere in a line of text.
  • (1298): If first line of body starts with whitespace, it is incorrectly considered a CC address.
  • (1271): In HTML-only messages extended characters were not correctly converted.
  • (1300): In Composition when a message is edited externally, the finished text is not writter back to the Composition Window.

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1052): All settings pages are changed to have a uniform layout.
  • (1236): The Read Attachment window's view is changed from a simple Icon view to Icon Flowed view. This allows a range items to be selected by clicking on an initial item then selecting all items between the first item and the one selected by shift+click.
  • (1024): Replay All. Ask the user to decide between a From address and a Reply-To address when both are indicated. That address is then added to the TO list of recipients.
  • (1270): Filter definition is changed to allow modifications to the second set of Search terms (Simple view) to be updated even though the Connector is NONE.

New features in PMMail/2 3.07

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (xxxx): Column heading sort.
    See PMMail -> Settings -> Advanced "Folder Sort Options".
    - The whole feature is now optional.
    - The column heading must be double-clicked to change the sort.
    - The change in sort order may apply only while viewing a folder, or until the program closes.
  • (1046): The "View Externally" option has been modified. It now shows a tree-like structure of the message's contents. Selecting one of the content entries opens it in an appropriate viewer. The viewer selection is identical to the Read Window's Attachment section; it uses the MIME Association list, and the WPS' associations.

Fixes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1160): The template variable "pagenum" was not recognized as a valid value.
  • (1147): If an internal time field was not correctly initialized, the returned time value could be incorrect by up to 5000 days. This caused some mail in the Trash to be deleted immediately instead of after a few days.
  • (1194): Some mailers incorrectly add extra whitespace in the blank line that separates the mail header from the mail body. PMMail now allows for such bad behavior.
  • (xxxx): The "Days since build" value is adjusted from the local time zone to GMT before calculating its value.
  • (1200): If the local FROM address was not fully RFC822 compliant, PMMail would crash. Now, if the address is not compliant, a dialog opens to confirm that the FROM address is indeed acceptable to the mail server.
  • (1208): PMMail assumed that the message's file size would not change after parsing its internal structure, and the discovered file positions are always valid. In some cases parts of a message may be deleted after parsing altering those discovered file positions. Now the file size is checked against the recorded size before displaying the message. If different, the message is parsed again.
  • (1196): The Message Window's sort-on-size is repaired. In some cases the size string was incorrect. The sorting is now performed on the actual file size, not the display string value.
  • (1198): The folder list for the "Copy To" and "Move To" operations are now sorted in the same way as the main Folder Window.
  • (1109): Sometimes a folder's messages would be displayed then immediately erased.
  • (xxxx): Selecting the pseudo-attachment "Msg-as-html" would sometimes not display the same as selecting ALT+W-W (View Message in Web Browser). The extracted file content was identical in both cases; the difference was that, in the "Msg-as-html" case, the filename itself did not have the extension ".html" to clue the browser about the file type.


New features in PMMail/2 3.06

New features and enhancements (Mantis bug number):

  • (...): If a "system beep" is selected as the new mail announcement, the tones produced may be selected by the user. The file <trumpet.txt> in the <Accounts/Tools> directory may contain a set of tone frequencies and durations to create your special sound. The default value is the current system beep, and an alternate one is commented out.
  • (809): An option is added to the Folder Settings menu which causes the messages in a folder to be compressed. Each message is individually compressed. A possible future option will be to combine all of the messages into a single file and compress that one file.
  • (1107): Some error popups that may occur in the flow of message processing are modified in two ways:
  1. The popups are asynchronous, the processing continues after
     the popup is displayed.
  2. Those popups have a timeout of 30 seconds if not acknowledged,
     and are closed.
  This prevents unattended mail transfer from stopping for non-fatal error conditions, and prevents a potential buildup of error message popups.
  • (1126): A new command line option is added: "-disable-fetch". The option prevents accounts that have "Fetch at startup" from fetching. It also disables "Send queued message".

Changes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1125): In Account settings Receive page the minimum value for the "Ignore messages larger than XX" is changed to 1 KB from 10 KB.
  • (674): Documentation change. Custom icons must contain a 40x40 and a 32x32 image to be correctly displayed in PMMail.
  • (1140): The configuration file for the security agent (stunnel) was always written at shutdown even when the option was disabled.

Fixes (Mantis bug number):

  • (1101): A change to the address lookup in an Address Book prevented duplicate entries which is a desirable feature.
  • (1102): When processing a template, it was possible for an internal structure to be returned uninitialized causing a crash.
  • (1106): A forwarded message which had an encoded Subject would display the encoded Subject instead is decoding it for display.
  • (1041): Sometimes an incorrect alternate filename was used when saving a message's attachment.
  • (918): On some multiprocessor systems the program would crash during startup. By disabling all but one CPU that problem is bypassed. After startup is complete, all CPUs are again enabled.
  • (1016): If the TZ environment variable was of the short form ("MST7" or "JST-9" for instance) a library function returned a bogus value. That became apparent in the log file entry "Days since build" which showed a wildly inaccurate value.
  • (909): The New Message announcement would not play a sound file.
  • (1126): Exceeding long filenames in certain message would overrun a fixed size buffer causing a crash.
  • (954): In the Window List selecting any of the PMMail windows and choosing "Close window" would close PMMail, not the selected window.
  • (1136): If a filename in a message contained certain characters reserved for internal processing, or special filesystem characters, saving or viewing the message in a browser was not possible. Internally those filenames are now encoded to prevent confusion.

New features in PMMail/2 3.05

New features and enhancements: (Mantis bug number)

  • (xxx): The sort order for the main Message window may be changed by clicking on the title of the column to receive the primary sort precedence.
  • (xxx): The To/Cc address entry fields in the Composition window now use a dropdown box to list matching names and addresses found in the Address book or the MRU. It replaces the guess-and-fill method previously employed.
  • (xxx): Processing for UU encoded ("Unix-to-Unix encoding") messages is now optional. On the PMMail Settings :: Advanced page, "Scan message body for UU encoded sections" allows you to decide whether to spend the CPU resources on such an old transfer type.
  • (1038): When Fetch All is initiated, a progress window opens to show the progress of the fetch. The window is optional; it is controlled be the PMMail Settings :: Advanced page, "Show progress during Fetch All" option.
  • (1071): All matching addresses in the MRU list are now displayed in the To/Cc address dropdown lists for the Composition window.

Fixes (Mantis bug number):

  • (665): Certain Quoted-Printable encoded attachments were not decoded correctly.
  • (1039): Certain attachment would not display if no encoding was indicated for the attachment. Now "plain text" is assumed for undefined encoding.
  • (1037): Some Subject lines had whitespace added/removed inappropriately.
  • (1041): Better use is made of the Content-Type, Content-Disposition, and Content-Description header entries for displaying attachment names, and filenames for extracted attachments.
  • (957, 1080, 1090): A number of errors handling predefined and substitution strings in filters and the address book have been corrected.

New features in PMMail/2 3.04

  Note: the first time a folder is opened with version 3.04 it
  may take some time for PMMail to convert to the new format. A
  few messages won't take a noticable amount of time but a few thousand
  could take a couple of minutes depending on the speed of the machine.

New features and enhancements: (Mantis bug number)

  • The Address Book may be used as a Whitelist to allow a message whose FROM address is in the Address Book to bypass the Mail Classifier.
  • (966): The internal message MIME parser has been completely rewritten.
  • (965): Each account may have its own Reply Header. The syntax of the string uses the existing ICSL pre-defined variables to select the data for the text. The Reply Header is the first line in a Reply message that typically says "On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:52:43 +0100 (CET), John Doe wrote".
  • (899): The Message ID may be customized to insert a specific user string into the Message-Id of outgoing mail. That string may be searched by an incoming filter.
  • (471): Messages may be forwarded as attachments.
  • (893): When text is highlighted in a Read window, the context menu popup shows a list of URLs or email addresses that are contained in the selected text. The additional option to Mail to All or Save All of the addresses is added to allow a bulk operation.
  • (1003): When the filter action Inform User acivates, the account name is added to the message.
  • (783): TNEF attachments may be viewed. TNEF (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format) is a Microsoft proprietary format used by Outlook. It commonly appears as an attachment named "winmail.dat" and has the MIME type application/ms-tnef.
  • (982): Multiple messages may be selected for Reply/ReplyAll. Each message's quoted text is separated by "....[ Msg #: <subject> ]....".
  • (667): Multiple items in the Read Window Attachment area may be selected and dragged outside of PMMail.
  • (1006): The ESC key may be used to cancel the current Spell Check operation and return to the Composition window.

Fixes:

  • (894): The "shadow" function in the Address Book works correctly now.
  • (991): The new "Incoming (Pre-MC)" filter option is now part of the Filter Builder dialog.
  • (911): A cause for random program crashes has been resolved.
  • (774): Address completion for the Composition From, To, CC, and BCC fields works more correctly.
  • (985): The Composition window placement could be random instead of the user's preferred location.
  • A few buffer overrun problems have been fixed.

Changes:

  • Updated to the latest version of OpenSSL, v0.9.8j.

New features in PMMail 3.03

Fixes:

  • (#790, 793, 843, 848, 849, 874) A number of problems caused PMMail to crash. Much of the development time was spent resolving these problems.
  • (#842): A number of problems in Remote Control have been resolved.
  • (#793): The file format for the Most Recently Used Address list (MRU) is changed to use RFC2822 format. The previous format prevented the use of useful characters like parentheses in the Alias or Name field of an Address Book entry.

Security:

  • The requirement for the client SSL certificate <pmmail-client.pem> has been removed; it was unnecessary.

Changes:

  • (#316): The "Msg-as-Html-01.html" pseudo-attachment in the Read Window Attachment list may be suppressed by unchecking the option in Accounts::Settings::Preferences page.
  • (#802): A new message may be saved to the Drafts folder without closing the Composition window.
  • (#851): When a password protected account is closed, its Remote Control window is also closed.
  • Individual address books may be exported. Previously the only option was to export all of the addresses.
  • The target address book for importing addresses may be selected before importing the data.
  • On the PMMail::Settings::Locale page the options for warning about a possible mis-matched character set translation (charset) in new messages has been extended to: never warn, warn on open, warn on send.
  • The sort order of the Remote Control window is selectable: As received, by date, by subject.
  • The Attachment column in the Remote Control window actually shows when a message has an attachment.
  • If a message file is found in an Account's Dropbox at startup, the user is asked if the message should be processed.

New features in PMMail 3.02

Changes:

  • (#211) On the message window menu the "View Attachments" menu item has been changed to a sub-menu labeled "View Externally..." The sub-menu items are "Header," "Body," and "Attachments."
  • (#329) A limited set of pre-defined variables are allowed in signatures. "CURRENT" is the only variable that is valid in a signature. An additional tag, "VERSION", ($c.version) is added to show the current version of PMMail.
  • (#473) On the Account Settings Security page, a new field "Local User" is added to allow the use of a different ID for signing a message. The default value is the entry on the General page for "Email Address".
  • (#620) On the Account Settings Preferences page the "Include header when forwarding messages" has a sub-option "Add only a subset of the message header". The subset is From, To, Date and Subject.
  • (#711) Newly added entries in a Address Book are centered and highlighted in the window.
  • An error popup warns the user when the Mail Classifier (Bogofilter) does not perform as expected.
  • (#814) Attachment filenames are now compatible with the filesystem.
  • Added a new menu item for the Folder Popup: Empty <folder name>. Except for the Trash folder, the item is normally disabled. It may be enabled for individual folders in the Folder Settings dialog.
  • The menu item list for the Folder Popup menu is now constant. Previously it changed if there were unread messages, or if "Empty <folder_name>" was enabled.
  • When replying to a message that has a signature with the special "-- " leader, any text after the leader is no longer copied. The exception to this rule is when a subset of text has been highlighted.
  • Passwords are decoded only long enough to be used.
  • A change in the use of network connection functions has improved both the speed and stability of PMMail.

Fixes:

  • (#797) If the external edit was chosen from the Message menu in the Compose window, the outgoing text's charset/codepage was converted for outgoing, but later the incoming text was not converted. The text is not converted at all now.
  • (#803) Signature files were not stored in the Sigs directory.
  • (#804) For messages with a large number of attachments some of the attachments seemed to disappear. The attachments were still there; an internal reference string was truncated that prevented their display.
  • (#809) For filters the expression flags (-s, -e, ...) were evaluated after the string search function was setup. This caused random behavior of the flags.
  • (#828) In Remote Control the "Select All" menu option was not always available.

In the migration tool:

  • The XCOPY step has been broken into more steps, to reduce the possibility that XCOPY will run into trouble because of large amounts of data.
  • There is now an option, for the user to select to set "Leave all messages on server", in all accounts, when the migration is done, for testing purposes.
  • The migration tool now converts the folder.ini, and folder.bag, files, so that PMMail doesn't need to do that on initial startup.
  • The tool now uses drctl017.dll, instead of drctl015.dll.

New features in PMMail 3.01

  • Addition of new Incoming filter type: Incoming (pre-MC). Filters of this type operate on a message before the Mail Classifier (bogofilter) processes the message. The old filter type "Incoming" is now named "Incoming (post-MC)".
  • Character set aliases: Some character set names have common misspellings. The Charset alias option allows these to be defined for a given standard character set name.
  • Most Recently Used address list updated only when a message is sent. Previously it was updated when any address was added to the TO/CC address.
  • The Minimized window for PMMail flashes when new mail has been retrieved. The length of time that it flashes may be limited to some fixed time.
  • Drag-n-Drop (aka: Direct Manipulation) message from the Search window.
  • Attachments may be dragged from the Read window to the Desktop.
  • Fully compatible with tcp/ip v4.0 (16 bit stack).
  • Timezone recognition improvements.
  • When re-indexing a folder, the timezone and daylight savings time are respected for the message's sent timestamp.
  • When replying to a message and the message's character set is different from the default charset, a warning pops up about the discrepancy. The warning may be overridden in Settings::Locale.
  • Mail Classifier updates may now be set for every XX program shutdown.
  • The TEMP directory may be set to a different path than in the Account directory. This increases performance when the mailstore is located on a remote system.
  • Improvements in the Spelling Checker
  • Performance enhancements in processing message filters and address books.
  • Numerous defects fixed.
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