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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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License:GPLv3Genium5 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

Sam Varshavchik Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SupportMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperMailing List

Software prerequisites

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
Required to buildaspell *or* pspell
Required to buildCurses library 5.3 or later

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


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