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The Yet Another Mailer (YAM) User Guide

Documentation Contents

  1. Documentation/ARexxAPI
  2. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRDELETE
  3. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDREDIT
  4. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRFIND
  5. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRGOTO
  6. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRINFO
  7. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRLOAD
  8. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRNEW
  9. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRRESOLVE
  10. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ADDRSAVE
  11. Documentation/ARexxAPI/APPBUSY
  12. Documentation/ARexxAPI/APPNOBUSY
  13. Documentation/ARexxAPI/FINDMAIL
  14. Documentation/ARexxAPI/FLUSHINDEXES
  15. Documentation/ARexxAPI/FOLDERINFO
  16. Documentation/ARexxAPI/GETCONFIGINFO
  17. Documentation/ARexxAPI/GETFOLDERINFO
  18. Documentation/ARexxAPI/GETMAILINFO
  19. Documentation/ARexxAPI/GETSELECTED
  20. Documentation/ARexxAPI/GETURL
  21. Documentation/ARexxAPI/HELP
  22. Documentation/ARexxAPI/HIDE
  23. Documentation/ARexxAPI/INFO
  24. Documentation/ARexxAPI/ISONLINE
  25. Documentation/ARexxAPI/LISTFREEZE
  26. Documentation/ARexxAPI/LISTSELECT
  27. Documentation/ARexxAPI/LISTUNFREEZE
  28. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILARCHIVE
  29. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILBOUNCE
  30. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILCHANGESUBJECT
  31. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILCHECK
  32. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILCOPY
  33. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILDELETE
  34. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILEDIT
  35. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILEXPORT
  36. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILFILTER
  37. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILFORWARD
  38. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILIMPORT
  39. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILINFO
  40. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILMOVE
  41. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILREAD
  42. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILREPLY
  43. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILSEND
  44. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILSENDALL
  45. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILSTATUS
  46. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILUPDATE
  47. Documentation/ARexxAPI/MAILWRITE
  48. Documentation/ARexxAPI/NEWMAILFILE
  49. Documentation/ARexxAPI/QUIT
  50. Documentation/ARexxAPI/READCLOSE
  51. Documentation/ARexxAPI/READINFO
  52. Documentation/ARexxAPI/READPRINT
  53. Documentation/ARexxAPI/READSAVE
  54. Documentation/ARexxAPI/REQUEST
  55. Documentation/ARexxAPI/REQUESTFILE
  56. Documentation/ARexxAPI/REQUESTFOLDER
  57. Documentation/ARexxAPI/REQUESTSTRING
  58. Documentation/ARexxAPI/RESTART
  59. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SCREENTOBACK
  60. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SCREENTOFRONT
  61. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SETFLAG
  62. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SETFOLDER
  63. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SETMAIL
  64. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SETMAILFILE
  65. Documentation/ARexxAPI/SHOW
  66. Documentation/ARexxAPI/USERINFO
  67. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEATTACH
  68. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEBCC
  69. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITECC
  70. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEEDITOR
  71. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEFROM
  72. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEIDENTITY
  73. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITELETTER
  74. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEMAILTO
  75. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEOPTIONS
  76. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEQUEUE
  77. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITEREPLYTO
  78. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITESEND
  79. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITESUBJECT
  80. Documentation/ARexxAPI/WRITETO
  81. Documentation/Configuration
  82. Documentation/Credits
  83. Documentation/Features
  84. Documentation/Installation
  85. Documentation/Menus
  86. Documentation/Pattern matching
  87. Documentation/Quickstart
  88. Documentation/Reference
  89. Documentation/Requirements
  90. Documentation/Tips & tricks
  91. Documentation/Tooltypes
  92. Documentation/User license
  93. Documentation/What is e-mail
  94. Documentation/Windows
  95. Documentation/Windows/Addressbook
  96. Documentation/Windows/Foldersettings
  97. Documentation/Windows/Mailtransfers
  98. Documentation/Windows/Mainwindow
  99. Documentation/Windows/Readwindow
  100. Documentation/Windows/Searchwindow
  101. Documentation/Windows/Userswindow
  102. Documentation/Windows/Writewindow


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.


YAM (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.

Back in 1995 the original author 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.

Then in late 2000 Marcel left the Amiga development but luckily decided to release the source code of YAM under the 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.

And 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.

User Guide

Developer Guide

Support and Other Sources of Information

  • YAM FAQ — A collection of Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Discussion – Discussion forum to ask questions.
  • Bug Report – For reporting problems and requesting new features.

If you are looking for a good place to ask a question about YAM, look no further than the MailingLists. It provides a friendly environment to discuss openly among Trac users and developers. Furthermore, this website is also hosting an online forum in which you can discuss your problems after having registered a user name.