Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of Documentation


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    88== Introduction
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    10 YAM (Yet Another Mailer) lets you send and receive electronic mail over the Internet and maintain archives of messages in your computer.
     10YAM (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.
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    12 The idea for YAM came to me in 1995, when I first tried using E-mail. The programmes available then were either powerful but complicated to configure, or else used a graphical interface but with few functions. The goal, therefore, was to program a cross between AdMail and AirMail, with a few ideas from Pegasus Mail.
     12Back 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.
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    14 The unexpectedly enthusiastic response to Version 1.2 led to a steady development of YAM culminating in Version 2.2, which is much more than just an upgrade for the popular Version 1.3.5.
     14Then 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.
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    16 As of YAM 2.3, YAM is maintained by the YAM Open Source Team.
     16And 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.
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    1818== User Guide