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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

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Leaders and contributors

Sam Varshavchik Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
Ruby (Ref)
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperMailing List

Software prerequisites

Required to buildaspell *or* pspell
Required to buildCurses library 5.3 or later
Required to buildFAM
Weak prerequisiteCourier Socks 5 proxy client library (for Socks 5 support)
Required to buildgcc 3.2 or later
Required to buildgmake
Required to buildOpenSSL 0.9.7 or later
Required to buildLibxml2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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