Projects / Manitou-Mail


Manitou-Mail is a 3-part database-driven email system: a PostgreSQL database for the storage engine, a Perl daemon that does send/receive and customizable analysis/indexing of the mail, and a mailer-like user interface (C++/Qt) connected to the database. The general goal is to provide a database-style architecture to handle email, not just for storage but at the application level too. Fast and shared access, fine-tuned security, robust storage, consistent backups, auditing, statistics, and customized add-ons are possible.

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Recent releases

  •  05 Oct 2012 00:40

    Release Notes: Full text searching has been improved with accent-insensitive search, word exclusion, a smaller inverted word index, better integration of text extractors for attached files, and parallel re-indexing. It is also now possible to submit and control mailboxes imports from the user interface.

    •  29 Dec 2011 02:39

      Release Notes: The filtering system has been improved with new filter functions and actions and a redesign of the editor. Filter expressions can now be tested in the user interface. The help system has been upgraded for Qt 4.7+. A MacOS X version is now available as an application bundle.

      •  08 Aug 2011 19:20

        Release Notes: The main new features are the stored templates and the mail merge functionality, which enable sending of customized multi-format messages to groups of people. Also, the full text search has been improved for speed, and a couple of MIME-related bugs for outgoing messages have been fixed.

        •  26 Sep 2010 11:26

          Release Notes: The user interface now automatically reconnects to the database when needed, and bugs have been fixed in printing and tags assignment by filters.

          •  23 Aug 2010 09:08

            Release Notes: The user interface now gets instant notice and display of new messages in the database, and allows for dynamic fields in signatures for outgoing messages. This release also fixes a couple of bugs with the message counts displayed in the quick-selection panel, and a possible crash when the mime_types configuration table was empty.


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