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Arrow is an elegant, powerful, graphical interface to electronic mail. This is not just another single window mail reader. Instead, it displays each mailbox and message in a separate window, thereby allowing one to simultaneously open as many mailboxes and view and compose as many messages as one wishes. This paradigm also allows one to drag-and-drop text between messages and organize ones mail by dragging messages between mailboxes.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Jan 2000 07:39

    Release Notes: A fix for a resizing bug, removal of asserts that were causing crashes for some SMTP servers, and checking for failure on temporary file creation.

    •  29 Sep 1999 22:00

      Release Notes: Added support for GnuPG, made the edit window width resizable, fixed a couple of POP bugs and added a POP debug window.

      •  28 Jun 1999 18:10

        Release Notes: Fixed a toolbar bug that caused the program to crash. Checks for valid custom from lines. Now opens preferences dialog box if user tries to check mail without setting POP preferences first.

        •  17 Jun 1999 14:43

          Release Notes: Fixed permission problems with lock files, added menu icons so the button bar can now have images, added font selection for the view and edit windows, and the user can now specify a custom from line... (see the change log for further details)

          •  21 Apr 1999 13:29

            Release Notes: Added a configurable button bar, live html links on URLs and e-mail addresses in message view windows, you can now set the default size for the main windows, and a few SMTP bugs were fixed.

            Recent comments

            08 Apr 2000 14:29 nintsu

            This is a complete and in many ways unique eMail client. I ran through just about every one listed in X11 / Email, Arrow was the only one that passed every test. At first it seems a little odd - but give it a try and get used to the layout. It's actually quite straight forward once you get the hang of it.

            To those who are rummaging through all the clients out there, this is definitely worth a try.

            12 Mar 2000 22:06 wyt

            Well worth trying
            Stayed up most of the night installing and testing mail readers (after discovering that KDE's kmail occassionally loses mail, needed a replacement fast for several workstations). Of all the mail readers that were listed on Freshmeat, Arrow looks the most different - different enough to put me off on the first pass. But after trying a number of others that looked more like the standard model (a half-dozen at least look just like kmail!), and watching them fail to compile, crash, show immediate bugs (including trouble reading standard mail boxes for several), took a 2nd look at Arrow, and discovered it looks different because it's real engineering rather another knock-off of a tired old interface. After a half-hour learning curve, it's the most pleasant mail reader I've used in 17 years online.


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