[ANNOUNCEMENT] New: mailutils 3.2-2

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Apr 22 09:33:00 GMT 2017

The following packages have been added to the Cygwin distribution:

* mailutils-3.2-2
* libmailutils5-3.2-2
* libmailutils-sieve-extensions-3.2-2
* libmailutils-devel-3.2-2
* mailutils-mh-3.2-2
* mailutils-comsatd-3.2-2
* mailutils-imap4d-3.2-2
* mailutils-pop3d-3.2-2

[There is also a 3.2-1 release, but I found a minor glitch and had to

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.

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

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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