Sylpheed Changelog

New in version 3.4.2

June 10th, 2014
  • In this release, the OpenSSL library included in the Windows version was updated, and its security vulnerability was fixed.
  • The bug that POP3 remote mailbox feature didn't show error if local mailbox was inaccessible on downloading messages was also fixed.

New in version 3.4.1 (April 5th, 2014)

  • This release fixes an important bug that would lose mails when local mailbox was inaccessible on POP3 receiving.

New in version 3.4 (April 5th, 2014)

  • New features:
  • New message notification window was added.
  • Icon theme feature was added.
  • SSL certificate hostname is validated now (#167).
  • PGP encrypt-to-self feature was added.
  • The feature to save message as plain text was added.
  • An option to the junk filter setting was added: 'Do not classify message as junk if sender is in the address book' (enabled by default) (#77)
  • Safe mode (which does not load plug-ins) was added (--safe-mode).
  • Improvements:
  • The existence of destination folders are checked when creating a filter rule.
  • The recursion level is restricted up to 64 when scanning local mailbox (prevents infinite loop with symlink. Note: Linux automatically limits the symlink loop up to 40)
  • The labels used in POP3 remote mailbox dialog was modified.
  • POP3: do not disconnect immediately but send QUIT command on normal POP3 errors (prevents deleted messages appear again).
  • Win32: socket connection timeout setting now works on Windows (Note: on Windows XP, maximum timeout value will be 21 seconds by default).
  • Some non-standard Date header patterns are handled now.
  • Win32: start menu shortcuts are translated.
  • Quotation of forwarded messages is enabled for template now.
  • When applying a template for a new message, current date is inserted with '%d'.
  • When marking a message as junk and moving it to a junk folder, proper junk folder is selected instead of default one.
  • Printing now prints all texts in messages, not only the first one.
  • The HTML parser now supports tag.
  • An option to prefer HTML part in multipart/alternative was added (default: off).
  • Compose window is raised when the external editor exits.
  • The order of templates became stable.
  • HTML mail is distinguished from other messages with attachments now (#89).
  • 'Last 30 days' was added to the quick search menu.
  • Attached images are rotated based on Exif orientation tag.
  • Mac OS X support was improved.
  • The Japanese manual was modified so that IE correctly detect its character encoding.
  • The rightmost column of folder view and summary view became easier to resize.
  • Appropriate columns of folder view, summary view, etc. are auto-expanded by window resize when using GTK+ 2.14 or later.
  • The initial setup dialog is now resizable.
  • Other changes:
  • Basque translation was added.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Bugfixes of HTML display were made.
  • Escaped special characters in HTML links are now properly unescaped (#120).

New in version 3.3.1 (March 8th, 2014)

  • IMAP: "INBOX" folder became case insensitive as specified in RFC 3501.
  • IMAP: server name for cache directory is escaped now (fixes cache creation when using IPv6 address for server name on Windows).
  • IMAP: the bug that double-quote (") and backslash (\) in folder/username/password were not escaped and could not be used on IMAP4 was fixed.
  • IMAP: parsing of folder names that contain brackets was fixed.
  • Config.guess and config.sub included in the tarball were updated to the latest version.
  • The bug that 'File - Folder - Move folder...' menu didn't work was fixed.
  • The bug that MIME nest level restriction was not working was fixed.
  • Many defects discovered by Coverity Scan were fixed:
  • FILE handle resource leaks
  • memory leaks
  • possible buffer overrun
  • strict error checks
  • correct null pointer checks
  • Win32: the tray icon is recreated when explorer.exe crashes now.
  • Win32: the included SSL certificates were updated (based on ca-certificates_20111211_all.deb in Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS).
  • Win32: OpenSSL was updated to 0.9.8y.
  • Win32: libpng was updated to 1.2.51.

New in version 3.4.0 Beta 7 (November 30th, 2013)

  • Win32: the tray icon is recreated when explorer.exe crashes now.
  • Win32: the included SSL certificates were updated (based on ca-certificates_20111211_all.deb).
  • The bug that 'File - Folder - Move folder...' menu didn't work was fixed.
  • The bug that MIME nest level restriction was not working was fixed.
  • Many defects were fixed:
  • FILE handle resource leaks
  • memory leaks
  • possible buffer overrun
  • strict error checks
  • correct null pointer checks

New in version 3.3.0 (November 9th, 2012)

  • New features:
  • The ability of opening external eml files was added.
  • Sylpheed now accepts mailto: and file: URL without command-line option.
  • (sylpheed file:///path/to/file.eml)
  • Attached files can be opened from the attachment tool menu.
  • 'Export only selected messages' option was added to the message export dialog.
  • Improvements:
  • The option to specify the position of the attach tool button was added.
  • The header labels on the header view now have tooltips.
  • Win32: mailto and .eml association are automatically set to default on Windows 7 on installation.
  • The sylpheed.desktop file was modified so that desktop shells can recognize Sylpheed as rfc822 and mailto handler.
  • Attached files are now placed first on the message view.
  • The attachment tool menu was moved to the left of the header view.
  • The option 'Toggle attachment list view with tab' and 'Show attached files first on message view' were added at 'Common preferences - Display - Attachment'.
  • The import/export of messages became cancellable.
  • config.rpath and install-sh script in the tarball were updated.
  • Other changes:
  • The Japanese manual was updated.
  • Security fix:
  • Win32: included libtiff library was updated to 3.9.7 (security fix).
  • Bugfixes:
  • Some compilation fixes were made.
  • A minor memory leak related to tooltips was fixed.
  • The drag-without-button-press bug on IMAP folders was fixed (#93).
  • The sylpheed.spec file was fixed so that it builds on x86_64 platform, and also builds sylpheed-plugins package.
  • IMAP FETCH command response parser was fixed.

New in version 3.2.0 (June 29th, 2012)

  • New features:
  • Each attachments on the message view now have graphical label and popup menu.
  • The UI for Attachments tab was changed to save the space. Users now also can do 'Save all' without switching the view.
  • The 'show_attach_tab' option (without UI), which reverts the attachments interface to the old one, was added.
  • Multiple keywords search of the quick search was implemented.
  • The context menu of the folder view and the summary view can be popped up using Menu key or Shift+F10.
  • Win32: IPv6 support was enabled again.
  • Win32: SylFilter is now also included in the installer. The default junk commands were also changed to sylfilter.
  • Win32: an option to play sound when new messages arrive was added.
  • Win32: The file selector now follows Windows shortcut (.lnk).
  • Improvements:
  • Number of maximum characters per line of configuration files was increased.
  • Compose window will not be closed if saving of message to outbox failed.
  • Sender's e-mail address became not guessable from generated Message-Id.
  • New plug-in APIs were added.
  • 'Account Preferences - Advanced - Put deleted messages in' account setting actually works now.
  • MIME debug output was modified.
  • Both filtered and original numbers of messages are displayed on the status label now.
  • The POP3 remote mailbox now supports SOCKS proxy.
  • The POP3 remote mailbox now retrieves headers from the newer messages (useful for slow connection).
  • The POP3 remote mailbox can now reload message headers after the loading is stopped.
  • News (NNTP) now supports SOCKS proxy.
  • The details of new message counts are displayed on the tooltip of the tray icon.
  • Address auto-completion now also matches to the subsequent part of the name of contacts.
  • On file selection dialog, the last selected folders are preserved between sessions now.
  • DNS lookup error is now distinguished from other connection errors.
  • The clip icon was replaced with more visible one on selected row.
  • Performance improvements:
  • The performance of reading cache files was improved by using memory mapped file (requires GTK+ >= 2.8).
  • Win32: the launch of Windows installer became faster.
  • Other changes:
  • Sylfilter command was added as a preset of junk filter program.
  • The blinking period of the tray icon was extended to 10 seconds.
  • 'Is shorter than' became the default for 'Age' filter condition.
  • The Japanse manual was updated, and the encoding of Japanese manual was changed to UTF-8 to prevent display failure on some browsers.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Queue control headers are removed when moving messages from queue folders to trash.
  • Duplicated keyboard accelerators on some dialogs were fixed.
  • The focus on quick search entry is not stolen by the refresh of summary.
  • The HTML parser was modified.
  • The check of IMAP AUTHENTICATE response was fixed.
  • The compilation failure with GLib 2.32 or later was fixed.
  • The bug that a MIME part that didn't have its name could not be saved was fixed.
  • Address autocomplete drop-down list with newer version of GTK+ was fixed (#52).
  • Line-space for auto-wrapped lines now reflects the line-space setting (#64).
  • Some minor fixes for IMAP were made.
  • Some memory leaks were fixed.
  • Other bugfixes were made.
  • Some compiler warnings were removed.
  • Win32: OpenSSL was updated to 0.9.8x. (0.9.8w in Sylpheed 3.1.4 is also not vulnerable)

New in version 3.2.0 Beta 5 (December 28th, 2011)

  • The POP3 remote mailbox now supports SOCKS proxy.
  • The POP3 remote mailbox now retrieves headers from the newer messages (useful for slow connection).
  • The POP3 remote mailbox can now reload message headers after the loading is stopped.
  • The previous change of the message view (always show the message view on startup) was reverted except for vertical view mode.
  • The crash bug that occurred when IMAP message fetching and new message checking happened at the same time was fixed.

New in version 3.1.1 (May 9th, 2011)

  • The column width of the address book will be saved now.
  • The keyboard shortcut of 'File/Send' menu of compose window was changed to prevent accidental sending.
  • The bug that caused occasional crash when summary was updated while receiving messages was fixed.
  • The compilation problem on some environment was fixed.
  • Some locale problems on Mac OS X was fixed.
  • The compilation error on newer gcc was fixed.
  • Finnish translation was added.
  • Win32: included libtiff library was updated to 3.9.5 (security fix).
  • Win32: OpenSSL was updated to 0.9.8r.