Written by Vincent Mallet
Welcome to the ViMmail homepage. Jump directly to these sections: Status News What it is Screenshots Sources Binaries Contact. Also have a look at the other softwares I wrote.
Latest version is 0.0.1 . ViMmail is usable but still in early stages. It has
many bugs and throws various debug messages. Don't worry though, it won't corrupt
your mail files (open in read-only mode).
ViMmail is a simple mail viewer for unix and Motif, with mail colorization for easier reading. It has been designed to be very fast and easy to use, can be used as a replacement of 'xbiff' and can monitor multiple mail files.
Fast. I needed a tool to look at my mail spool very quickly when I received a new mail, without having to use my prefered mail tool. So I wrote ViMmail which turned out to be much more handy than 'less' :)
Replace xbiff. ViMmail can be used as replacement of tools like 'xbiff' : you have an icon on your desktop, and when a new mail is received the icon turns black. Then you juste have to click on the icon and ViMmail pops a mail-window instantly. Read the mail, pop the window down. Easy, fast.
Multiple mail files. ViMmail allows you to view multiple mail files at once (like, say, /var/spool/mail/yourbox and $HOME/mbox)
I wrote ViMmail when I was a student at the University of Nice, France, in march 1997. The code has slept for two years and I am now releasing it under the terms of the GPL with the hope it will be useful to someone else. I have plans to make it a little more stable
Sources are in C++. They are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. You will need a Motif® 1.2 compatible library installed before you can compile (Try the LessTif library, a free software implementation).
I'm waiting for your feedback. Send your suggestions, your comments, your bug reports to email@example.com. Don't be shy; the more feedback I get, the better I can improve ViMmail !
I can be found on IRCnet, vim or vims in channel #vims.
Vincent Mallet Last modified: Thu Apr 22 23:35:05 MET DST 1999