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#1 Terryala

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:38 AM

i.Scribe

Scribe is a small and fast email client with an intergrated contact database and calendar. It supports all the major internet mail protocols and uses international standards where possible. Scribe doesn't required installing or uninstalled and can be used from a removable drive without reconfiguration. It comes with a bayesian spam filter and translations to many different languages. Updates are published regularly to respond to problems and to add features. Because Scribe runs on Windows and Linux you can take your mail with you when you change operating system. And don't worry about viruses, Scribe protects you from the usual security holes in other email clients with it's own virus safe HTML control and executable attachment protection.

Free or Commercial Email Client
i.Scribe is free for everyone to use. No time limits, no nagging shareware banners or number of trials. Use it to your hearts content. It is however limited to one account and five user defined filters. If you want to use more than one account and/or more filters then there is the commercial version InScribe.
Spam Free
Scribe has a built in bayesian spam filter that learns what type of email you consider to be "junk". Once it has a hundred or so spam to train on it can start filtering incomming spam automatically. As your collection of spam increases so does the accuracy of the bayesian filter. Until it reaches a maximum of about 98.5%. All the while producing very few if any false positives (i.e. wrongly classified mail you actually want to see).
Small
Scribe is quite small, less than a MB to download. And even when downloaded takes up very little of your hard disk or memory while running. You can easily use Scribe from a portable drive like a USB flash card. The usually memory footprint is about 3-4 MB with a reasonable sized mail folder loaded. Great for those older machines that don't have gobs of RAM and HD.
Fast
Startup and shutdown are very quick. Typically taking only a second or two. Mail sends and receives go as fast as your net connection allows. No needless waiting around for things to happen (like Outlook). Because Scribe uses a flexible flat file format for mail storage you can move email with huge attachments around with no effort at all, unlike some email clients that have to copy the entire email, including attachment to another file on disk causing unnecessary waiting for the user.
Easy
Scribe comes totally self contained. You can either use the installer version or just unzip the distribution file. To uninstall either use the uninstaller in the Programs menu or delete the folder the email client was unzipped into. There's no dll's left lying around or registry settings to worry about. All the data and settings for scribe are stored in it's directory. This also makes it easy to back your email up.
Cross-platform
Scribe runs in Windows and Linux. Allowing users to maintain all their email and contacts in one place. Run the version of scribe for the OS your running and access the email received in another OS. There is a legacy BeOS version that may be able to read/write to a Scribe mail folder.
Up To Date
I've been releasing updates about once a month since the start of 1999. People email bug reports and feature requests in to me and where possible they get incorperated into an update. Releases are tagged "stable" or "unstable" to help you to pick a version suitable for your purposes. The unstable builds are public beta's for experienced users to test.

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#2 Terryala

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:42 PM

i.Scribe v1.90

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#3 Terryala

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 02:39 AM

i.Scribe v2.00 Beta

Beta32 Changes:
Fixed the IMAP email's dates in the cache being sensitive to the current date format.

Beta31 Changes:
Fixed "(null)" dates in IMAP folders.
Fixed incorrect processing of the IMAP "RECENT" untagged event for new email. The result of this is that when new mail arrives in the Inbox it now shows up correctly.
Fixed the dialog closing when the focus is in the account dialog's signature entry editbox and you press Enter.
Fixed the client causing IMAP email to be marked /Seen before it's actually marked read in the user interface.

Beta30 Changes:
Imported a whole lot of punctuation, spelling and meaning fixes someone contributed to the help files. (Btw if you feel like contributing to the help files, just edit the HTML directly and send me the edited files, I'll merge them with the trunk).
Added some basic search to the help browser.
Fixed the NTLM implementation to work with Exchange 2010. This means bundling a heavily modified version of the LGPL libntlm. The modifications are available here, however I doubt the maintainers will be interested in them.
Added support for the non-standard "Deleted Items" IMAP trash folder.
Fixed processing of IMAP fetch responses to handle out of band command responses.
Fixed detection of IMAP server's folder separator character.
Tightened up the decoding of name/addr pairs a little more to handle the case where both the name and the address have '@' characters in them. Now it will guess the correct meaning in that case by doing fairly complete RFC validation of the email. (anything would be better than the strchr(possible_email, '@') that I was doing).
Fixed parsing of quoted characters in IMAP FETCH responses.
Fixed Scribe using 100% CPU when there is an idle IMAP SSL connection.
[Mac] Fixed the plugin dialog not closing when you click "Close".
[Mac] Fixed crash when compacting a mail store.
[Mac] Fixed the standard progress dialog being too small.
[Win32] Fixed creation of the default extension for common files types in the case that there is no attachment file name.
[Win32] Fixed the client making itself the default even if you switch off the "check default client on startup" option. (No one complained - amazing! I found it myself)
Fixed Bug #335: Relative dates in the title page are incorrect.
Fixed not being able to import MBOX folders.
Added character's below 0x20 (space) to the disallowed filename characters for saving attachments. I got an attachment with a '\n' in the middle of the filename.
Fixed uuencoded attachments not being decoded. More like ported the code from v1.xx over to the new architecture.

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