mailutils 3.3-1

Ken Brown
Tue Oct 24 13:36:00 GMT 2017

The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* mailutils-3.3-1
* libmailutils5-3.3-1
* libmailutils-sieve-extensions-3.3-1
* libmailutils-devel-3.3-1
* mailutils-mh-3.3-1
* mailutils-comsatd-3.3-1
* mailutils-imap4d-3.3-1
* mailutils-pop3d-3.3-1

GNU Mailutils is a rich and powerful protocol-independent mail
framework.  It contains a series of useful mail libraries, clients,
and servers.  These are the primary mail utilities for the GNU system.
The central library is capable of handling electronic mail in various
mailbox formats and protocols, both local and remote.  Specifically,
this project contains a POP3 server, an IMAP4 server, and a Sieve mail
filter.  It also provides a POSIX mailx client, and a collection of
other handy tools.

This is an update to the latest upstream release.

These packages contain two things of possible use to Emacs users:

1. The mailutils package provides a utility /usr/bin/movemail.exe that
   Emacs's Rmail library uses.  If mailutils is not installed then
   Emacs will instead use its own version of this utility (installed
   under /usr/libexec/emacs), which has fewer features and is less

   [Note: Starting with emacs-26, the Emacs version of movemail will
   no longer be shipped because of security concerns.  At that point,
   Rmail users will have to install mailutils.]

2. The mailutils-mh package can be used by Emacs's MH-E library.  If
   you want to use this, put the line

     (load "mailutils-mh")

   in your site-start.el or ~/.emacs file.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's Mailutils maintainer

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