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The Yet Another Mailer (YAM) User Guide

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. 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.

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.


The YAM 2.7 release was brought to you by:

Jens Langner <Jens.Langner@…>
Thore Boeckelmann <tboeckel@…>
Frank Weber <opionline@…>


Gunther Nikl
Matthias Rustler
Alexey Ivanov
David Rey
Dirk Stoecker
Christian Hattemer
Jacob Laursen
Joerg Strohmayer
Andrew Bell
Allan Odgaard
Giles Burdett
Olaf Barthel

Localization contributors

Alexandre Balaban
Par Boberg
Luca Longone
Samir Hawamdeh
Antonis Iliakis
Vit Sindlar
Johan Banis
Mariusz Danilewicz
Emilio Jimenez

Third party software contributors

Stefan Stuntz (MUI)
Allan Odgaard,
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)
Gilles Masson,
Carsten Scholling,
Przemyslaw Gruchala,
Sebastian Bauer,
Jens Langner,
Carsten Scholling &
NList Open Source Team (NList.mcc, NListview.mcc & NListtree.mcc)
Andrija Antonijevic,
Stefan Burstroem (AmiSSL library)
Urban Dominik Mueller,
Bryan Ford,
Christian Schneider,
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)
NSDi (AmiTCP/Genesis)
Ron Rivest &
Colin Plumb (MD5 algorithm support)

Original idea

Marcel Beck


David Rey
Par Boberg

Interim betas provided by

Michael Trebilcock

Standard folder images

Philip A. Vedovatti <vedovatti@…>

MagicWB icons

Pavel Narozny, Roman Patzner


Ash Thomas

ProLite style icons

Eric van Velthooveen, Trevor Morris


Thomas Peterseim <>
Martin Merz <>

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,
Michael Zaruba

YAM 1.0 - 2.2 English guide translators

Ulf Seltier, James Bridge, Tony P. Parr