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	Sylpheed - a GTK+ based, lightweight, and fast e-mail client

   Copyright(C) 1999-2004 Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y@kcn.ne.jp>

   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
   any later version.

   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
   GNU General Public License for more details.

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
   along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
   Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

   For more details see the file COPYING.


What's Sylpheed
===============

Sylpheed is an e-mail client and news reader based on GTK+ GUI toolkit,
and runs on X Window System.

Sylpheed is a free software distributed under the GNU GPL.

The development of Sylpheed sets the following things as its goal:

  * Quick response by keeping CPU and memory usage to a minimum
  * Fast processing even though a folder contains large number of messages
    (more than 10 thousand)
  * Enables intuitive operation by simple, graceful, and well-polished
    interface
  * Similar operation methods to other mailers.
  * Readily available with simple configuration
  * Fully equipped with features required as a mailer
  * Full support of Japanese, and support of i18n
  * Enables flexible interaction with external commands
  * Stable, and don't lose any data (to the utmost) in case of crash

The appearance and interface are similar to some popular e-mail clients for
Windows, such as Outlook Express, Becky!, and Datula. The interface is also
designed to emulate the Emacs-based mailers, and almost all commands are
accessible with the keyboard. So you will able to migrate to Sylpheed
without much discomfort in the case where you are accustomed to other
mailers.

The messages are managed by MH format, and you'll be able to use it together
with another mailer based on MH format (like Mew). It has less possibility
of losing mails on failures since one file corresponds to one mail. You can
import or export mbox format messages. You can also utilize fetchmail or/and
procmail, and external programs on receiving (like inc or imget).

Currently implemented major features
====================================

Supported protocols

	o POP3
	o IMAP4rev1
	o SMTP
	o NNTP
	o SSL/TLSv1 (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4rev1, NNTP)
	o IPv6

Features

	o multiple accounts
	o thread display
	o powerful filtering
	o MIME (attachments)
	o integrated News reader
	o SMTP AUTH support
	o CRAM-MD5 authentication (SMTP AUTH / IMAP4rev1)
	o APOP authentication (POP3)
	o PGP signature / encryption (requires GPGME)
	o built-in image view
	o X-Face display
	o user-defined headers
	o color label
	o Mew/Wanderlust compatible key bind
	o multiple MH folder support
	o mbox importing / exporting
	o external editor
	o message queueing
	o automatic mail checking
	o draft message
	o template
	o line-wrapping
	o clickable URI
	o XML-based address book
	o newly arrived and unread message management
	o printing
	o offline mode
	o remote operation by command line
	o per-folder configuration
	o LDAP, vCard, and JPilot support
	o Drag & Drop
	o autoconf, automake support
	o internationalization of messages by gettext
	o support of many code sets, including UTF-8 (Unicode)

and more.

Installation
============

See INSTALL for installation instructions.

Usage
=====

Preparation before running
--------------------------

If you want to use characters other than English (aka US-ASCII),
you must specify some environmental variables related to locale.
For example:

% export LANG=de_DE	(sh, bash etc.)

or

% setenv LANG de_DE	(csh, tcsh etc.)

(replace de_DE to appropriate locale name)

If you don't want translated messages, set LC_MESSAGES to "C"
(and unset LC_ALL if specified).

How to run
----------

Input `sylpheed' on a command line, or double-click the icon on a file
manager to execute.

Initial startup
---------------

When Sylpheed is executed for the first time, it automatically creates the
configuration files under ~/.sylpheed/, and asks you the location of
mailbox. The default is ~/Mail. If some files which are non-MH format
already exist on the directory, you will have to specify another location.

Required settings
-----------------

Initially, you have to create at least one account to send or receive
messages (you can read messages that already exist without creating
accounts). The configuration dialog will be shown by clicking
"Configuration -> Create new account..." on the menu, or "Account" on
the toolbar. Then, fill the required settings.

Refer to the manual supplied with this program for the general usage.

Hidden settings
---------------

You can configure most of the features in Sylpheed through the preferences
dialog, but there are a few parameters which don't have user interface
(you don't have to modify them in normal use). You must edit
~/.sylpheed/sylpheedrc by an editor when Sylpheed is not running.

allow_jisx0201_kana		allow JIS X 0201 Kana (half-width kana) on
				sending.
				0: off  1: on   [default: 0]
bold_font			bold font used in folder, summary and text view
small_font			small font used in summary view etc.
enable_hscrollbar		enable horizontal scroll bar in summary view
				0: off  1: on	[default: 1]
bold_unread			show unread messages using bold font in
				summary view
				0: off  1: on   [default: 1]
folderview_vscrollbar_policy	specify the policy of vertical scroll bar
				of folder view
				0: always  1: automatic  2: never [default: 0]

Information
===========

You can check the newest version and information about Sylpheed at:

	http://sylpheed.good-day.net/

There's also the manual of Sylpheed written by
Yoichi Imai <yoichi@silver-forest.com> on:

	http://y-imai.good-day.net/sylpheed/

Feedback
========

Comments, ideas and (most of all) bug reports (and especially patches) are
very welcome.

Anonymous cvs
=============

You can get the newest source code with the anonymous cvs.

First, set your CVSROOT environment variable to:

	:pserver:anonymous@sylpheed.good-day.net:/cvsroot/sylpheed

Next, login with:

	cvs login

and just press Enter key to `CVS password:'.

Move to an appropriate directory, and with the command:

	cvs -z3 checkout sylpheed

a source tree named `sylpheed' is created under the current directory.

To update to the newest source tree, run the command:

	cvs -z3 update

on the top directory of the source tree.

-- 
Hiroyuki Yamamoto <hiro-y@kcn.ne.jp>