An open source fast IMAP client which aims to become your preferred email client
Xuheki is a free and open source solution that will work in your browser and you can access it from anywhere to read your email. Xuheki has most features that you would expect from a fine “Mail User Agent”.
- The interface is similar to a desktop-based email client and it's completely "AJAX"—no page reloads.
- It supports multiple IMAP servers and multiple sender identities. It tries to be smart about chosing the right identity when you're replying to a message.
- It is designed with IMAP in mind. This has a downside—we don't support POP3, nor other protocols, but the big advantage is that it makes use of certain IMAP features which allows it to be very efficient. The engine behind IMAP operations is our Net::IMAP::Client Perl module.
- Its architecture allows it to stay connected to the IMAP server. The IMAP operations are not handled by Apache itself, but by a Perl daemon which maintains connection to IMAP.
- It supports multiple folders; you can also create/remove folders from a convenient context menu. You can move messages to various folders using drag'n'drop.
- It strives to provide excellent support for MIME—properly displays HTML email and embedded images, tries hard to properly decode a message (supports, hopefully, all encodings supported by Perl's Encode module).
- The interface is designed to allow you to do multiple things at once. For example you are reading an email, then click “reply”. While you're writing your reply, there's an incoming mail. You can simply minimize the composer and to check the new message. You can compose multiple messages at once. The UI is driven by dialog boxes.
- It has a nice HTML editor for composing emails. The composer allows some more sophisticated functions—for example you can drag a message to the composer in order to attach it, or you can drag an attachment to the editor in order to create a link to it. If it's an image, it will be embedded in the document. When the final MIME is rendered, links to attachments will be properly processed so that any email client will be able to fetch the attachment when you're clicking such a link.
- “Submessages” (attached messages) are treated as messages in their own right. For instance you can print an attached message, or you can reply to it, forward it or even bounce it. Oh by the way, it knows how to “bounce” messages.
- The summary view can list (tens of) thousands of messages and allows you to simply scroll through it. No need for next/previous page buttons. And it's really fast.
- You can print multiple messages at once. Just select them in the summary grid and select “Print” from the context menu. Use common idioms to select multiple messages (i.e. CTRL+Click or SHIFT+Click).
- It has a basic address book and autocompletion of addresses in composer.
- It supports basic IMAP SEARCH/SORT and THREAD operations (can filter the list to display “related messages”).
- Of course, it supports multiple users on the same installation.
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