[artinfo] releasing Jaro Mail :^) 2.0

Jaromil jaromil at dyne.org
Tue May 13 12:07:53 CEST 2014

dear nettimers,

I'm posting this console software release here knowing that many people
reading this list are old-school email aficionados (if not usenet or
even more ancient stuff) hence this aptly named software might be of use
for some. It is what I use myself for the task since several years now,
nicely packaged and documented (check the PDF manual, if you really want
to give it a try is necessary). Its saving me *a lot* of time checking
emails thanks to whitelisting and its great at facilitating use of
personal email setups to avoid GOOG and others - postfix+dovecot2 on a
VPS and there you go, for the joy of you and your friends!

Among the new features of this 2.0 release is the possibility to easily
send out anonymous emails via the Mixmaster network by just changing the
"From:" field in Mutt.

Annunciazio'! annunciazio'! Mari'! Mari'!

Dyne.org Free Software Foundry proudly releases:

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*A commandline tool to easily and privately handle your e-mail*

Version: **2.0**

Website: http://dyne.org/software/jaro-mail


JaroMail is an integrated suite of interoperable tools for GNU/Linux
and Apple/OSX to manage e-mail communication in a private and efficient
way, without relying too much on on-line services, in fact encouraging
users to store e-mail locally.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, JaroMail reuses existing free and
open source tools working since more than 10 years:

  executable | function
  ---------- | --------------------
   ZShell    | scripting language
   Mutt      | Mail User Agent
   Fetchmail | Mail Transport Agent
   MSmtp     | the mini SMTP
   Mairix    | search engine
   ABook     | addressbook
   Elinks    | HTML rendering

A round-up on JaroMail features follows:

![JaroMail functions diagram](http://files.dyne.org/jaromail/diagram.png)

* Minimalistic interface with automatic threading
* Targets intensive usage of mailinglists
* Does whitelisting and integrates addressbooks
* Can do search and backup using easy expressions
* Automatically generates reusable filter rules (Sieve)
* Computes and shows statistics on mail traffic
* Secure password storage (GPG native, OSX and Gnome keyrings)
* Stores e-mails locally in a reliable format (Maildir)
* Defers connections, all operations run off-line
* Checks SSL server certificates (imap, smtp)
* Supports strong encryption messaging (GnuPG)
* Sends completely anonymous emails (Mixmaster3)
* Is multi platform: GNU/Linux/BSD, Apple/OSX
* Old school, used by its author for the past 15 years


**Apple/OSX** users can simply drag JaroMail into /Applications When
   started JaroMail opens a Terminal window preconfigured with its
   environment, to activate it for any terminal add this to

: . /Applications/JaroMail.app/Contents/MacOS/jaroenv.sh

     Please note the dot and space at the beginning of the line above.

**GNU/Linux** users can run `make` to install all needed components
   (done automatically, requires root) and compile auxiliary
   tools. Once compiled then `make install` will put JaroMail in

The dependencies to be installed on the system for JaroMail are
* build: `bison flex make autoconf automake sqlite3 libgnome-keyring-dev`
* run: `fetchmail msmtp mutt mairix pinentry abook wipe`

Bare in mind **you need to read the Manual**: this software is not
graphical, it is not meant to be intuitive, does not contains
eyecandies (except for stats on mail traffic). JaroMail is operated
via Terminal, configured in plain text and overall made by geeks for

# Manual and usage instructions

For a brief overview see the commandline help:
  jaro -h
When in doubt, make sure you read the User's Manual, it is important.

Download the PDF: https://files.dyne.org/jaromail/jaromail-manual.pdf

Or browse online the latest version:


All revisioned in Git, see: https://github.com/dyne/JaroMail

      Pull requests and patches welcome, for an overview of current plans
see [TODO](TODO.md)

      Our chat channel is **#dyne** on https://irc.dyne.org

      Make sure to idle in that channel, answers take some time to come.

      We are all idling artists.


      Donations are very welcome and well needed.

      By donating you will encourage further development.



      The JaroMail software and user's manual is conceived, designed and put
      together with a substantial amount of ZShell scripts and some C code
      by Denis Roio aka [Jaromil](http://jaromil.dyne.org).

      The email envelop NyanCat graphics is kindly contributed by the
      Société ECOGEX.

      JaroMail makes use of many external components to work and here below
      there is a non-inclusive list of those, with authors and contributors.

## Mutt

      The Mutt build Jaro Mail refers to is maintained by Antonio Radici
      <antonio at dyne.org>, to whom goes much gratitude for his immense
      support and maintainance of the Mutt package in Debian GNU/Linux.
      Here below the list of Mutt authors:

      Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Michael R. Elkins <me at cs.hmc.edu>
      Copyright (C) 1996-2002 Brandon Long <blong at fiction.net>
      Copyright (C) 1997-2008 Thomas Roessler <roessler at does-not-exist.org>
      Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Werner Koch <wk at isil.d.shuttle.de>
      Copyright (C) 1999-2009 Brendan Cully <brendan at kublai.com>
      Copyright (C) 1999-2002 Tommi Komulainen <Tommi.Komulainen at iki.fi>
      Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Edmund Grimley Evans <edmundo at rano.org>
      Copyright (C) 2006-2008 Rocco Rutte <pdmef at gmx.net>

## Mairix

      The Mairix search engine is licensed GNU GPL v2, made by:

      Copyright (C) Richard P. Curnow  2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008
      Copyright (C) Sanjoy Mahajan 2005
      Copyright (C) James Cameron 2005
      Copyright (C) Paul Fox 2006

      With contributions by: Anand Kumria, André Costa, Andreas Amann, Andre
      Costa, Aredridel, Balázs Szabó, Bardur Arantsson, Benj. Mako Hill,
      Chris Mason, Christoph Dworzak, Christopher Rosado, Chung-chieh Shan,
      Claus Alboege, Corrin Lakeland, Dan Egnor, Daniel Jacobowitz, Dirk
      Huebner, Ed Blackman, Emil Sit, Felipe Gustavo de Almeida, Ico
      Doornekamp, Jaime Velasco Juan, James Leifer, Jerry Jorgenson, Joerg
      Desch, Johannes Schindelin, Johannes Weißl, John Arthur Kane, John
      Keener, Jonathan Kamens, Josh Purinton, Karsten Petersen, Kevin
      Rosenberg, Mark Hills, Martin Danielsson, Matthias Teege, Mikael
      Ylikoski, Mika Fischer, Oliver Braun, Paramjit Oberoi, Paul Fox, Peter
      Chines, Peter Jeremy, Robert Hofer, Roberto Boati, Samuel Tardieu,
      Sanjoy Mahajan, Satyaki Das, Steven Lumos, Tim Harder, Tom Doherty,
      Vincent Lefevre, Vladimir V. Kisil, Will Yardley, Wolfgang

## MSmtp

      MSmtp is developed and maintained by Martin Lambers.

      The RFC 822 address parser (fetchaddr) is originally written by
      Michael Elkins for the Mutt MUA.

## ABQuery

      The gateway to Apple/OSX addressbook (ABQuery) was written by Brendan
      Cully and just slightly updated for our distribution.

## Stats modules
      We are also including some (experimental, still) modules for statistical
      visualization using JQuery libraries:

      Timecloud is Copyright (C) 2008-2009 by Stefan Marsiske
      TagCloud version 1.1.2 (c) 2006 Lyo Kato <lyo.kato at gmail.com>
      ExCanvas is Copyright 2006 Google Inc.
      jQuery project is distributed by the JQuery Foundation under the
      terms of either the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
      The Sizzle selector engine is held by the Dojo Foundation and is
      licensed under the MIT, GPL, and BSD licenses.
      JQuery.sparkline 2.0 is licensed under the New BSD License
      Visualize.JQuery by Scott Jehl Copyright (c) 2009 Filament Group

# Disclaimer

      JaroMail is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Denis Roio <jaromil at dyne.org>

      This source code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
      modify it under the terms of the GNU Public License as published by
      the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at
                your option) any later version.

      This source code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
      but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
      the GNU Public License for more details.

      You should have received a copy of the GNU Public License along with
      this source code; if not, write to: Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
      675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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