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VM (View Mail) is a mail reader that runs under XEmacs and GNU Emacs. It was written as an alternative to the Emacs RMAIL mail reader by Kyle Jones.

VM is highly configurable and easy to use. It supports POP and IMAP mail servers, understands MIME, and handles mail folders in the standard UNIX mailbox format and the BABYL format used by the RMAIL mailer. It has a powerful virtual folder facility to facilitate searching as well as more advanced handling of multiple mail folders.


User FAQ available in HTML format from http://www.wonderworks.com/vm/FAQ.html; User manual included and available in HTML format from http://www.wonderworks.com/vm/user-manual/

See also the wiki at: https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CategoryViewMail

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/emacs " IRC general channel

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Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterGenium21 January 2017
PublicDomainDebian: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>28 April 2014
There are fast encoders and decoders for common mime transport encodings included in this package. These programs are in the public domain.

Leaders and contributors

Robert Widhopf-Fenk Maintainer
Kyle Jones Original author & maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/app-xemacs/vm
EmacsWiki General https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/CategoryViewMail
History Download http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/viewmail/
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/mail/vm
EmacsWiki General https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ViewMailAddons
Bug Tracking,Support E-mail mailto:hack@robf.de
User & Developer Download https://launchpad.net/vm
Debian Download http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/v/vm/
History Developer http://www.wonderworks.com/vm
Bug Tracking Newsgroup gnu.emacs.vm.bug
Developer General https://launchpad.net/~vm
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/vm
Support Newsgroup gnu.emacs.vm.info
Developer Homepage https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/viewmail/
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/app-emacs/vm
History Developer http://www.robf.de/Hacking/elisp
Developer VCS Repository Webview https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~vm/vm/trunk/files

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use GNU Emacs >= 22 or XEmacs >= 21.4 or

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 January 2017.


Date 2015-07-17
Source Debian
Source link http://packages.debian.org/sid/vm


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