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The Yet Another Mailer (YAM) User GuideThis 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. If you want to help by translating the documentation, please check the Localization page.
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.
- Using YAM
- Configuration — Configuring YAM to suit your own needs.
- Main window? — The main window used by YAM.
- Write window? — Writing e-mail messages.
- Read window? — Reading e-mail messages.
- Folder settings? — Editing a folder.
- Addressbook? — Saving useful addresses.
- Mail transfers? — Previewing your mailbox.
- Search window? — Finding a particular message.
- Multiple users? — Defining multiple users.
- Menus — All menu entries.
- Tuning YAM
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.
The YAM 2.7 release was brought to you by:
Jens Langner <Jens.Langner@…>
Thore Boeckelmann <tboeckel@…>
Frank Weber <opionline@…>
Third party software contributors
Stefan Stuntz (MUI)
TextEditor Open Source Team &
BetterString Open Source Team (TextEditor.mcc, BetterString.mcc)
Alfonso Ranieri &
Thebar Open Source Team (Thebar.mcc)
Marcin Orlowski &
Flexcat Open Source Team (Flexcat)
Carsten Scholling &
NList Open Source Team (NList.mcc, NListview.mcc & NListtree.mcc)
Stefan Burstroem (AmiSSL library)
Urban Dominik Mueller,
Christian von Roques &
Dirk Stöcker (XPK)
Alfonso Ranieri &
Codesets library -
Open Source Team (Codesets library)
Stephan Rupprecht (NewReadArgs)
Andrew Bell (GenClasses)
Emmanuel Lesueur (MorphOS starter tool)
Ralf Gruner (GPatch)
Troels Walsted Hansen,
Alfonso Ranieri &
OpenURL Open Source Team (OpenURL)
Alessandro Zumo (NewMouse standard)
Holger Kruse (Miami)
Ron Rivest &
Colin Plumb (MD5 algorithm support)
Interim betas provided by
Standard folder images
Philip A. Vedovatti <vedovatti@…>
Pavel Narozny, Roman Patzner
ProLite style icons
Eric van Velthooveen, Trevor Morris
YAM 1.0 - 2.2 betatesters
Phil Beazley, Benjamin Busche, Mario Cattaneo, Patrick Ernst,
Giuseppe Ghibo, Christian Just, Laurent Kempe, Peter Kromarek,
Markus Lamers, Jens Langner, Richard Marti, Marco Musso,
Benny Kjær Nielsen, Allan Odgaard, Marcin Orlowski, Roman Patzner,
Lars Pisanec, Georgia Pristo, Christoph Rickers, Markus Roth,
Thomas Schraitle, Ulf Seltier, Stefan Sommerfeld, Martin Sprenger,
Peter Thiessen, Danny Thinnes, Walter Watzl, Piotr Wojciechowski,
YAM 1.0 - 2.2 English guide translators
Ulf Seltier, James Bridge, Tony P. Parr