Sylpheed 3.0

Posted on Wednesday, February 24 2010 @ 20:56 CET by

Sylpheed is a simple, lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client. Sylpheed provides intuitive user-interface. Sylpheed is also designed for keyboard-oriented operation, so Sylpheed can be widely used from beginners to power users.

  • New features
    • Multi-threading was introduced. Connection to servers, IMAP4 protocol communication, query search and external commands execution will run on another thread. This will reduce the situation where user actions are blocked.
    • The feature to add new recipients to address book automatically on sending was added.
    • The new filter match type 'is in addressbook' was added. This can be used from filtering, query search and quick search.
    • Address book is now sortable by each column.
    • Address book search feature was added.
    • The setup dialog on the first run became user-friendly.
    • The new account setup dialog was implemented. It also supports easy Gmail setup.
    • SHA1/MD5 fingerprint and validity period of certificate is now displayed when the verification of server SSL certificate failed.
    • The menu item to request disposition notification was added to the compose window.
    • The feature to customize the color label text was added.
    • The option to set only mail address of recipients when replying was added.
  • Feature improvements
    • Summary caches are updated on the fly (on receive/move/copy/delete). This improves the performance of opening folders with many new messages.
    • The user interface of address book was rewritten using the new API (GtkTreeView). This will reduce the glitches in the older versions.
    • Several new APIs were added to the plug-in library.
    • Progress is displayed while scanning folders.
    • The visibility of message number columns in the folder view is now configurable for each column.
    • 'Last 7 days' was added to the quick search options.
    • The number of matched messages is displayed at the side of quick search now.
    • Description is displayed on the quick search entry when it does not have focus.
    • Always show warning dialog when SSL certificate is expired.
    • When messages are added to IMAP folders, received-date information is also set using Date header (mainly for Gmail).
    • Color labels are saved on IMAP server now (partially compatible with Thunderbird.)
    • The auto-wrapping setting is preserved for draft messages now.
    • The spell-checking and PGP settings are preserved for draft messages now.
    • The 'Enable address auto-completion' setting was added.
    • Update check (curl command) timeout was set to 10 seconds.
  • Bugfixes
    • The update check dialog will not be displayed if modal dialog exists or receiving of mail is active to prevent dialogs becoming uncontrollable.
    • The button order of the folder selection dialog was modified.
    • Win32: the button order of close confirmation dialog of compose window was modified.
    • A workaround for crash caused by enchant with zemberek was added (requires dbus-glib-1 if enchant is equal or greater than 1.4.2).
    • The bug that IMAP caches with UIDs larger than INT_MAX were never deleted was fixed.
    • The problem that beep sound was out when opening folders which were sorted in descending order was fixed (with GTK+ 2.12 or later).
    • The address completion was modified.
    • Win32: The problem that GnuPG was not detected correctly was fixed, and Sylpheed can also detect gpg.exe put in Sylpheed folder now.
    • Win32: multiple reference to a folder with different letter case is prohibited when creating a new one.
    • Some other bugs were fixed.
  • Others
    • Included Sylpheed FAQ (English) was updated.
    • The Japanese manual was updated.
    • The message catalogs were updated.
    • The folder icons were renewed.
    • Win32: 48x48(32bpp) icon was added.
    • Win32: OpenSSL was updated to 0.9.8l.
    • Win32: GPGME library was updated to 1.1.8.
    • Win32: requestedExecutionLevel attribute was added to the manifest of the installer executable.
    • The configure option '--disable-updatecheck' which disables the update check feature was added.
    • The configure option '--enable-silent-rules' is enabled if automake is equal or greater than 1.11.

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