Projects / Flail


Flail is a flexible, lightweight, minimalist mailer with a command line interface. It is unabashedly designed to make Perl hackers happy. Using flail, it's easy to assemble useful bits of mail-related Perl code into a powerful, no-frills mail reading and composition environment.

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Recent releases

  •  08 Aug 2010 23:43

    Release Notes: SMTP issues with Gmail have been fixed. Decoding of quoted-printable and base64 encodings has been implemented. This release has Content-Transfer-Encoding, MIME-Version, and Content-Type headers by default now. It fixes identity recognition in the reply command. It has improved multiple-identity support in general, especially from the composer. There is cheesy-but-functioning GnuPG integration in the composer. Many irritating little issues in the composer have been fixed (like a 'revert' command to save you when you've messed up with crypto). Improved documentation.

    •  08 Sep 2008 02:10

      Release Notes: This release folds in a few odds and ends: multiple commands on the same line separated by semi-colons, and identities defined via commands instead of just network endpoints (so you can send via e.g. your Gmail account using a tool like msmtp). There are also a couple cleanups and enhancements in the example code that use the new features (like eg/

      •  06 Aug 2008 04:54

        Release Notes: Enhancements to the POD and the README, a real Makefile.PL for v0.x, rudimentary SMTP AUTH support, more standard options to built-in commands (like debug and verbose), a more functional "help" command, and general tidying up. This release also includes the beginnings of flail 1.x, which modularizes all of this and repackages flail's functionality with proper Perl modules.

        •  30 Jun 2006 06:56

          Release Notes: Bugs in message hook processing were fixed. Many other bugfixes and improvements were made, especially to the documentation. Several configuratio examples were added, including a module that supports multiple identities and another that automatically files your mail according to regular expressions.

          •  27 Jun 2006 00:16

            Release Notes: The code has been revamped (but still needs a rewrite). IMAP and local spool support have been added. A lot more documentation has been added, including a POD/man page. Makefile.PL has been added to make installing it tolerable. A lot of bugs have been fixed, and a lot of things finished. Usable as a daily mailer.


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