YAM 2.6 (released 21st February 2010)

After two years of development YAM 2.6 has been released in February 2010. Aside several minor changes and a large amount of bug fixes, this is the first version which comes with support for the AROS operating system.


Here is a brief list of the most important changes since the 2.5 release:

  • updated translations for czech, french, german, greek, italian and swedish language.
  • updated default theme images by Martin 'Mason' Merz.
  • added import and export functions for alien address books (i.e. XML files as used by SimpleMail).
  • AmigaOS4.1's new notification system will can used to inform the user about new received mails.
  • improved handling of header lines in general and especially malformed header lines by certain Microsoft software.
  • improved download and export speed of mails by optimizing the amount of data shown on the screen. Overall the speed increased about 200%.
  • improved the spam handling by treating the user's address book as a white list.
  • rewritten RFC 2047 and RFC 2822 routines to match the current RFC recommendations.
  • individual character sets can now be configured for reading and writing mails instead of having one character set for all actions.
  • improved ARexx command handling and extended command set.
  • all error messages which occured during a mail transfer now include the account name to make it easier to spot the faulty account in case a user has more than one account at the same provider.
  • mail attachments are displayed as a scrollable virtual group to be able to show an unlimited number of files.
  • all balance object use the new NBalance.mcc class which supports custom mouse pointers.
  • foreign characters with a mail may be converted to either "?" or similar look alike characters.
  • reduced overall stack usage by using dynamically allocated memory when needed.
  • the text font and style can be configured independently for reading and writing mails.
  • the spam training data can be optimized to keep the data base small by removing very rarely used word.
  • made the date scanning of birthdays locale aware.
  • added various AROS versions (i386, ppc, x86_64).
  • added NOSPLASHWINDOW tooltype to start/quit YAM silently.
  • on AmigaOS4.1 the new URL: device will be preferred over openurl.library to invoke a browser.
  • lots of other improvement we don't remember right now (keep in mind: more than 2 years of development was put into YAM 2.6!) :)
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