s-nail 14.6

An Open Source mailx extended mail processing system designed for UNIX/Linux systems
S-nail is an open source command-line software, a mail processing system, as well as an extended version of the mailx software for POSIX operating systems, including GNU/Linux.

The software features a command syntax that is very similar to the one used on the GNU ed application, with lines replaced by messages. S-nail is mostly intended to offer mailx’s functionality on Linux systems.

S-nail has been engineered in such a way that it provides extensions for line editing, and supports IMAP, SMTP, POP3, IDNA, MIME, and S/MIME. In addition, is can be used as a mail batch language.

last updated on:
February 15th, 2014, 18:39 GMT
developed by:
Steffen Nurpmeso
license type:
BSD License 
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What's New in version 14.5.1
  • Fixed segmentation faults / bus errors when setting *nofolder* / *line-editor-cursor-right* to the null string (only with WANT_NCL), respectively. [d1f1a19b, 21e5c285, 9f6ff25d]
  • *prompt* handling is now really POSIX compliant (thus no prompting occurs not only for 'set noprompt', but also for setting *prompt* to the null string). This was indeed a rather large changeset that also introduced the new *prompt* escape character \&, which expands to `?' by default and to `&' if *bsdcompat* is set. Like that we now can simply assign "\& " to *prompt* at program startup, which (a) allows to do 'set noprompt' without error (once) and (b) allows for POSIX compliance in respect to prompt handling without any complicated conditional code, but (c) gives us the opportunity to continue to support BSD prompts. [0dfe53db]
  • For completeness: new command: `features'. (Rather useful for being able to implement more tests in the future, and act according to what is really compiled into the tested binary
  • The `-#' command line option now also sets *quiet* by itself. [7b5a5c87]
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