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Text-based email client

Cone (COnsole Newsreader And Emailer) is a text-based mail client based, in part, on Courier libraries. It seamlessly handles multiple POP3 and IMAP accounts and local mail folders. It is also a simple newsreader. It is designed to be foolproof enough to be used by inexperienced users, but also offers advanced features for power users.


User install guide available in HTML format from


Download version 0.94 (beta)
released on 14 August 2016

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GPLv3Genium5 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Sam Varshavchik Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Gentoo Download
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Homepage
Developer Download
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer Mailing List

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Libxml2
Required to build aspell *or* pspell
Required to build Curses library 5.3 or later
Required to build FAM
Weak prerequisite Courier Socks 5 proxy client library (for Socks 5 support)
Required to build gcc 3.2 or later
Required to build gmake
Required to build OpenSSL 0.9.7 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 December 2016.


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