From: PowerMail info (
Subject: [ANN] PowerMail 2.1 now available


A quick note to inform you that PowerMail version 2.1 – and a demo
version thereof – are now available from While I am
excerpting a part of the release notes below, the full list of changes is
readable from:

In case you haven’t seen PowerMail lately, I encourage you check out our
latest changes; PowerMail is evolving quickly thanks to input from our
users, and we look
forward to becoming one of YOUR reference email applications !

Best regards,

jean michel/ctm qa
PowerMail 2.1 – email for people with a need to know

What’s new in PowerMail 2.1:

The PowerMail Help file has been updated for version 2.1 and many new
features are described in it. In addition to bug fixes and features
requested by users (we welcome and appreciate your feedback, and we do
listen!), PowerMail includes:

* type-to-find addressing
* English-language spell-checking
* single-click view in your browser of HTML formatted message content and
* Keychain support if you have the Apple Keychain software installed,
* faster and more complete indexing and searching, including searching
sender name and address, subject, and recipients in addition to message
* user controllable message summarization feature
* enable/disable individual mail filters
* ability to use AppleDouble encoding and decoding, or no encoding, for
attachments (in addition to BinHex, uuencode, and Base64)
* ability to filter display of outgoing message folders according to
status (All, Draft, Waiting, or Sent)
* adjustable layout for the mail browser (toggles between a wide message
preview and a long list of folders)
* sort order for each column is now stored
* improved support for multiple monitors
* support for MacOS 8.5 Appearance Manager theme switching
* compatibility with MacOS 8.5 Finder e-mail addresses and Finder URL’s
* support for AppleDouble encoding (We recommend using AppleDouble as the
default encoding in most cases.)

Reminder: What is PowerMail

PowerMail is an e-mail client for MacOS that combines powerful features
with a clear, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface. PowerMail supports
multiple e-mail accounts, both POP and IMAP, has advanced indexing and
searching capabilities, and supports multiple languages and script systems.
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PowerMail is being developed by a dedicated team of five Macintosh software
developers who are determined to meet the needs of demanding users of
electronic mail. We think that an e-mail client can be powerful and
full-featured and still have an elegant interface and be easy to use. We
have implemented the features commonly found in leading e-mail applications
(multiple accounts, filtering, encoding, enclosure management) while
offering a unique focus on the following areas:

Mobile usage:

* PowerMail’s IMAP4 functionality lets users display and manipulate the
contents of server-based mailboxes without having to download all messages.
It is a convenient, standards-based successor to LAN e-mail systems such as
QuickMail or Microsoft/Quarterdeck/StarNine mail.

* For users of the widespread POP3 services, we have added the ability to
minimize PPP connection durations by converting and indexing messages once
off line, in addition to deferring periodic mail checking until a PPP
connection is active.

Find by content:

* By including support for Apple’s Information Access Toolkit, PowerMail
offers unparalleled speed in searching archived mail message content as
well as relevance-ranked searches.

* PowerMail’s ability to import and export messages–notably from Eudora
mailboxes–makes it easy to start enjoying the benefits of find-by-content
using your existing mail archives. If you use Claris Emailer, we recommend
the Export-Eudora script available from to create files
which PowerMail can import.


* Because the Internet connects users of many languages, we have focused on
meeting the needs of simple and complex languages alike, and allow for
messages to be written and read in Japanese, Korean, Chinese (simplified
and traditional), Arabic, Persian, Cyrillic (Bulgarian, Russian, and
Ukrainian), Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, and Nepali text
(using any of three Indian writing systems: Devanagari, Gujarati, and
Gurmukhi) in addition to all accented Western languages (English, French,
German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese,
Danish and others).


PowerMail 2.1 requires a Power Macintosh or 68K Macintosh running System
7.5.5 or later with Open Transport. PowerMail requires the Text Encoding
Converter version 1.3.1 or later and Internet Config (these are installed
by PowerMail).

In addition, you need either a network or dial-up TCP/IP connection to the
internet and an internet e-mail account, either POP3 (Post Office Protocol)
or IMAP4 (Internet Mail Access Protocol). You will also need the account
information from your network administrator or Internet Service Provider in
order to configure PowerMail.