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  • Documentation

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    1 = The Yet Another Mailer (YAM) User Guide = 
    2 [[TOC(titleindex, heading=Documentation Contents, notitle, depth=2, Documentation/*)]] 
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    5 This page is meant to serve as a starting point for all documentation regarding YAM usage. The guide is a free document, a collaborative effort, and a part of the YAM project itself. 
     3= The Yet Another Mailer (YAM) User Guide = 
     4{{{#!span style="font-size:90%" 
     5//This page is meant to serve as a starting point for all documentation regarding YAM usage. The guide is a free document, a collaborative effort, and a part of the [http://yam.ch YAM Project] itself. 
     6If you want to help by translating the documentation, please check the [[wiki:Localization#HowTotranslatetheonlinedocumentation|Localization]] page.// 
     7}}} 
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    7 == Table of Contents == 
     9== Introduction 
    810 
    9 Currently available documentation: 
    10  * [[wiki:Documentation/User license|User license]] - License information 
    11  * [[wiki:Documentation/Getting started|Getting started]] - Requirements, installation 
    12  * [[wiki:Documentation/What is e-mail|What is e-mail?]] - Introduction to electronic mail 
    13  * [[wiki:Documentation/Configuration|Configuration]] - Configuring YAM to suit your own needs 
    14  * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows|Windows]] - The main windows used by YAM 
    15  * [[wiki:Documentation/Reference|Reference]] - File formats, ARexx commands, etc. 
    16  * [[wiki:Documentation/Tips & tricks|Tips & tricks]] - Some useful hints 
    17  * [[wiki:Documentation/Known problems|Known problems]] - Things that you should be aware of 
    18  * [[wiki:Documentation/Support|Support]] - Some useful contact links 
    19  * [[wiki:Documentation/The future|The future]] - Planned improvements 
    20  * [[wiki:Documentation/Credits|Credits]] - Those who supported the development of YAM 
     11YAM (Yet Another Mailer) is a MIME-compliant open-source Internet email client written for AmigaOS-based computer systems that lets you send and receive electronic mail over the Internet and maintain archives of messages in your computer. 
     12 
     13Back in 1995 the original author [http://www.mbeck.ch/ Marcel Beck] started the development of YAM and released the first version. While this first version (v1) was still very limited in its features the successor version (v2) introduced much more advanced features so that the 2.2 version was rated as the best Email client for Amiga computers back in 1998. This was probably also because YAM has been a freeware product right from the start, allowing Amiga users to travel into the great world of emails with a product they not have to spent money on. 
     14 
     15Then in late 2000 Marcel left the Amiga development but luckily decided to release the source code of YAM under the [[wiki:Documentation/User license|GPL  open source license]]. This allowed to find a group of developers  working on the further development of YAM. Already one year later the open-source developer crew released the 2.3 version showing the Amiga community that the development of YAM hasn't stopped at all. 
     16 
     17And now, after even more years the development of YAM has advanced some more and is now aiming to bring up YAM to a level where it is compareable to other mail clients like Thunderbird. Of course we still have a long way to go, but with the help of you and the Amiga community we can make this vision reality. 
     18 
     19== User Guide 
     20   * General 
     21     * [[wiki:Documentation/What is e-mail|What is e-mail?]] – Introduction to electronic mail 
     22     * [[wiki:Documentation/User license|User license]] — License information under which YAM is distributed. 
     23     * [[wiki:Documentation/Features|Features]] – Feature list 
     24     * [[wiki:Documentation/Requirements|Requirements]] — System requirements and software needed. 
     25     * [[wiki:Documentation/Installation|Installation]] — Installing YAM on your system. 
     26     * [[wiki:Documentation/Quickstart|Quickstart]] — Getting started with YAM in 5 minutes. 
     27     * [[wiki:Documentation/Credits|Credits]] — Who participated on the development of YAM. 
     28   * Using YAM 
     29     * [[wiki:Documentation/Configuration|Configuration]] — Configuring YAM to suit your own needs. 
     30     * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows|Windows]]  
     31        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Mainwindow|Main window]] — The main window used by YAM. 
     32        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Writewindow|Write window]] — Writing e-mail messages. 
     33        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Readwindow|Read window]] — Reading e-mail messages. 
     34        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Foldersettings|Folder settings]] — Editing a folder. 
     35        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Addressbook|Addressbook]] — Saving useful addresses. 
     36        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Mailtransfers|Mail transfers]] — Previewing your mailbox. 
     37        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Searchwindow|Search window]] — Finding a particular message. 
     38        * [[wiki:Documentation/Windows/Userswindow|Multiple users]] — Defining multiple users. 
     39     * [[wiki:Documentation/Menus|Menus]] — All menu entries. 
     40   * Tuning YAM 
     41     * [[wiki:Documentation/Tooltypes| Startup options]] — Tooltypes and command line arguments. 
     42     * [[wiki:Documentation/Pattern matching| Pattern matching]] — Searching and filtering e-mails. 
     43     * [[wiki:Documentation/Tips & tricks|Tips & tricks]] — Some useful hints. 
     44    
     45== Developer Guide 
     46 * [[wiki:Documentation/Reference|Reference]] — File formats, Internals, etc. 
     47 * [[wiki:Documentation/ARexxAPI|ARexx API]] — ARexx Development Reference 
     48 
     49== Support and Other Sources of Information == 
     50 * [[wiki:FAQ|YAM FAQ]] — A collection of Frequently Asked Questions. 
     51 * [[/discussion|Discussion]] – Discussion forum to ask questions. 
     52 * [[/newticket|Bug Report]] – For reporting problems and requesting new features. 
     53 
     54If you are looking for a good place to ask a question about YAM, look no further than the [wiki:MailingLists MailingLists]. It provides a friendly environment to discuss openly among YAM users and developers. Furthermore, this website is also hosting an [[http://forum.yam.ch/|online forum]] in which you can discuss your problems after having registered a user name.