Software Update: Sylpheed 2.7.1

Sylpheed is a well-organized e-mail program that works on various operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. It uses GTK+ for the graphical interface and is released under the gpl license. For an overview of the possibilities of this program, we refer you to this page. The developers have released version 2.7.1 with the following changes since the previous entry in the Meuktracker:

Changes from 2.7.0:

  • The feature to import and export .eml files was added.
  • Progress is displayed during import and export now.
  • The warning about non-exist plug-in directory was removed.
  • The comments within Content-Type header are handled now.
  • The order of signals emitted at moving messages was modified.
  • The sylpheed.spec file was fixed.

Changes from 2.6.0:

  • The plug-in system was implemented (still experimental. See PLUGIN.txt for detail).
  • LibSylph (internal version) is built as shared library now.
  • The update check feature was implemented (requires curl command, included in Windows installer).
  • fsync() will be called after writing configuration files.
  • ‘Send queued messages’ is shown instead of ‘Mark all read’ in the context menu of the Queue folder.
  • The default command line options of spam filters were modified.
  • Win32: Hard link will be used to improve file I/O performance if available.
  • Win32: bsfilter is included in the installer now. If you have installed bsfilter at another location, please note that the location of database files might change.
  • Win32: Install/uninstall will be aborted if Sylpheed is running.
  • Win32: The registration of Start menu will be applied to all users.
  • Win32: The installer cannot launch Sylpheed anymore when install finishes (for Vista).
  • A crash bug on CSV import of the address book was fixed.
  • Several other bug fixes were made.

Version number 2.7.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, Windows Vista
Website Sylpheed
License type GPL