Alpine is a fast, easy to use email client that is suitable for both the inexperienced email user as well as for the most demanding of power users.
Alpine is based on the Pine Message System, which was also developed at the University of Washington.
Alpine can be learned by exploration and the use of context-sensitive help. The user experience is highly customizable through the use of the Alpine Setup command.
All of the source needed to build Web-based, Unix, Windows mail user agents is included. Alpine was developed by the department of Computing &Communications at the University of Washington.
NOTE: Alpine is released under the Apache License V2.0.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Experimental S/MIME support added in UNIX versions of Alpine.
· Attempt to include the attachment filename as part of the name of the temporary file used when viewing an attachment with an external program. Add some randomness to that filename to make it hard to predict the filename. Add a filename extension, usually derived from the type/subtype, to the temporary filename. This was previously done only on Windows and MacOS X.
· Enhance address completion in the composer (TAB command) so that it looks through nicknames, fullnames, and addresses from the address book; addresses from the message being viewed, if any; and the results from LDAP Directory Server lookups for all of the defined directory servers that have the "Use-Implicitly-From-Composer" feature set.
· Make the default character set setting more liberal in what it will accept from the UNIX nl_langinfo call and the various values of LANG seen in the wild.
· Remove the Alpine revision number from the titlebar in released versions w...