[SLL] ishmail help
pbohac at uswest.com
Wed Jun 16 12:05:01 EDT 1999
On 16-Jun-99 W.D.McKinney wrote:
> Try using ftp.ishmail.com and grap a copy of
> I use it and as this is the prior version of Ishmail, it doesn't bomb.
Thanx for this tip.
However, while this version doesn't bomb (i can now access the dialog
boxes i was complaining about), it *does* require a license. According to
the Release-Notes, the only difference between 1.3.3 and 1.3.4 is that the
license manager was disabled in 1.3.4. However, a bug appears to have
been introduced in 1.3.4.
So, unless i can get a free license for 1.3.3 or a bug-free version of
1.3.4 i don't suppose i will be able to make this my email client of
choice. Although, it appears as though i can use 1.3.3 to edit those
seg-faulting dialog boxes and then fire up 1.3.4 to actually read/send
email... Kinda kludgy. Also, i would love to poke around in the source
code myself, but, because Ishmail is Motif based, i seriously doubt it
would recompile on my system. This leads me to ask if there are any brave
souls out there with spare time they'd be willing to donate to a project of
porting Ishmail to a different widget set (like Qt, gtk, etc). i don't
have any plans to do such a thing right now, but if there was enough
interest i would be willing to participate in such an effort...
In related news, if anyone's curious how my search for other email clients
is coming i have found two other's that appear promising. Postilion
(http://www.postilion.org/) is a powerful email client written in tcl/tk
and based upon TkRat. It has a lot of wonderful features, but IMHO it is
not easy to configure and lacks an interface for quickly checking for new
mail in multiple incoming mailboxes. XFMail
(http://burka.netvision.net.il/xfmail/xfmail.html) is another wonderful
email client. It uses xforms for it's widget set and has nearly all the
features i am looking for (see my previous post for that list) except
LDAP. However, it lacks some basic configurability (like default Fcc) and
stubbornly insists on creating and storing its mail in MH folders
regardless of whether one is using a remote IMAP server or already
established mbox files.
As usual, these are just my opinions and they may be incorrect or biased.
If anyone reading this has more experience with any of these programs
please correct any misstatements i may have made.
And the search goes on,
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