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[bug-mailutils] Mailutils 0.6.1
[bug-mailutils] Mailutils 0.6.1
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:32:11 +0200
I am pleased to inform you that GNU mailutils version 0.6.1 is now
available from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/mailutils. As its version
suggests, it is an alpha release. Here is a list of most notable
differences from the previous stable release 0.6:
* libsieve: New action 'vacation'
The action syntax is:
vacation [:days <ndays: number>]
[:subject <subject: string>]
[:aliases <address-list: list>]
[:addresses <noreply-address-list: list>]
[:reply_regex <expr: string>]
[:reply_prefix <prefix: string>]
<reply text: string>
* imap4d: Implemented SASL authentication using LOGIN and PLAIN mechanisms.
* Plaintext passwords for SASL authentication types may be kept in SQL
database. When used with LOGIN or PLAIN, the passwords may be
encrypted using MySQL password() function. New option
--sql-password-type specifies what kind of password is returned by
--sql-getpass query. Its possible values are: `plain' for plaintext
passwords, `scrambled' for passwords hashed using MySQL algorithm and
`hash' for MD5 or DES hashed passwords (default).
* mail utility
** Improved POSIX compatibility.
In particular, `next' command now works as described by
POSIX. Following commands change the status of the message to `read':
mbox, pipe, print, top, undelete, visual and decode (a GNU extension).
Implemented following variables: flipr, showto, bang.
The command `touch' does not alter messages that were deleted or saved
to a file.
** The `decode' command is now able to display MIME parts using
whatever external program you specify. It has two ways of doing
so: either by using internal mailcap mechanism or by invoking
By default the built-in mailcap engine is used. Normally `mail' asks
for confirmation before running an interpreter to display a message
part, unless the type of the part is listed in `mimenoask' mail
variable (see docs for more info).
If `metamail' variable is set, it specifies the external program
to be used instead of the built-in engine. Thus, settting
set metamail="metamail -m mail -p"
in your ~/.mailrc enables use of the standard `metamail' program
Before calling `metamail', the environment variable METAMAIL_PAGER
is set to the value of the variable PAGER. If `mimenoask' mail
variable is set, its value is passed to `metamail' via MM_NOASK
The `from' utility was rewritten. It is now fully compatible with the
Implemented -t (--align) command line option.
Whenever available, `frm' uses BIDI algorithm for display. This
allows for correct display of subject lines written in languages
with right to left script orientation (Arabic, Hebrew).
* New SQL driver: odbc.
With this driver it is now possible to use mailutils with almost
any existing DBMS.
* Ukrainian localization
** Fixed possible mailbox corruption in imap4d
** imap4d subscribe/unsubscribe was not working
** Fixed displaying mail headers in different languages (mail,frm,from)
** SQL authentication: prevent sql injection attacks
** Fixed bug in the default syslog diagnostic printer
Thanks everybody for bug reports, fixes and contributions!
- [bug-mailutils] Mailutils 0.6.1,
Sergey Poznyakoff <=