i.Scribe Publisher's description
i.Scribe is a evidently compact email software with an easy-to-use interface and some outstanding features, including a split view of folders and items, signatures, drag and drop, preview and more.
i.Scribe is a evidently compact email software with an easy-to-use interface and some outstanding features, including a split view of folders and items, signatures, drag and drop, preview and more. The software does not require an install and can be run from a floppy disk or USB stick, if needed. It allows you to manage email accounts, check your mail periodically, preview mail on the server, color code your messages, preview them on the server and more.
i.Scribe can import existing mail from Outlook Express, Netscape, Outlook and Unix MBOX. Additional features include plug-in support, proxy support, ESMTP authentication, message templates, Bayesian spam filter and more. A very capable little email software with a ton of features, outstanding as an alternative to the big guys, or as mobile solution on a USB drive.
i.Scribe is a useful email client utility that allows you to send and receive emails.
i.Scribe is a evidently compact email software with an easy-to-use interface and many features, including a split view of folders and items, signatures, drag and drop, spell checking as well as an internal address list and calendar.
i.Scribe is a small and fast email client that lets you send, receive and manage email without fuss. The user interface is familiar and easy-to-use. The major internet protocols for email are supported: POP3, [E]SMTP, MIME, IMAP4 (fetch only), MAPI (fetch, win32) and viewing of HTML mail. Also included is an integrated Contact database and Calendar.
Additional features include plug-in support, proxy support, ESMTP authentication, message templates and more. A very capable little email software with a ton of features. To further extend the functionality, i.Scribe also supports plug-ins. Supports POP3, IMAP and SMTP.
Scribe is quite small, around 500K to download. And even when downloaded takes up very little of your hard disk or memory while running. You can easily use Scribe from a floppy disk. The usually memory footprint is about 3-4 MB with a reasonable sized mail folder loaded. Great for those older machines that dont have gobs of RAM and HD.
Startup and shutdown are very quick. Typically taking only a second or two. Mail sends and receives go as fast as your net connection allows. No needless waiting around for things to happen (like Outlook). Because Scribe uses a flexible flat file format for mail storage you can move email with huge attachments around with no effort at all, unlike some email clients that have to copy the entire email, including attachment to another file on disk causing unnecessary waiting for the user.
Scribe comes completely self contained. Once you unzip the distribution file scribe is installed. Theres no dlls left lying around or registry settings to worry about. All the data and settings for scribe are stored in its directory. And when you delete that directory you dont have to worry about cleaning up after Scribe.
Scribe runs in Windows and Linux. Allowing users to maintain all their email and contacts in one place. Run the version of scribe for the OS your running and access the email received in another OS. There is a legacy BeOS version that may be able to read/write to a Scribe mail folder.
i.Scribe is free for everyone to use. No time limits, no nagging shareware banners or number of trials. Use it to your hearts content. But for those who want more features and would like to support me in producing this program there is a commercial version, with extra features, called InScribe.
- Up To Date
Ive been releasing updates about once a month since the start of 1999. People email bug reports and feature requests in to me and where possible they get incorperated into an update. Releases are tagged "stable" or "unstable" to help you to pick a version suitable for your purposes. The unstable builds are public betas for experienced users to test.
Scribe can be translated into any language. Here is some information about translating the user interface text into another language.
Scribe has a plugin interface that allows people to expand the abilities of the application. If anyone is interested in writing a plugin I can send you the libraries and documentation to do so. So far you can write plugins for 3rd party MIME type viewers, directory services and text handling utilities. In the future Scribe will support plugins for mail source/sink and mail storage. Which will mean that the very core of Scribe will be open to new ways of receiving, sending and storing email.
Scribe is not vunerable to email virus like Klex because the HTML support is not provided by Internet Explorer but by a build in HTML control that has no scripting and no execute ability. The attachment list wont hide the real extension of a file either, which typically used by virus to trick the user into openning an executable when the user thought it was a document. And if a virus does get in through by some other means, it wont be able to find your address list thus prevently it from mailing itself to all your contacts.
Free version is limited to 1 email account.
What's New in This Release:* Made moving the cursor in the html control a lot more forgiving, in that if you click near an textual element it will snap to the nearest cursor position instead of having to click right on it.
* Now removes 'r' and 'n' from text before using it as the title of a mail window. On windows that would cause an odd effect.
* Fixed a HTML rendering issue where attributes were treated as case sensitive and therefor sometimes ignored incorrectly.
* Fixed the HTML edit control so that it outputs element attributes (e.g. A(nchors) need a href).
* Fixed the cursor movement in the HTML edit control so that it auto-scrolls the window to keep the cursor visible.
* Fixed the HTML->text conversion code to handle correctly. The end tag slash was throwing it off, and therefor there was no line breaks in the text version of HTML email that you save.
* Reply/Forward now save their output body to the correct part of the new email, ie. html mode -> html mime seg, text mode -> text mime seg.
* The bodyashtml field also now strips the HTML of the html, head and body elements.
* The HTML control now outputs entities correctly.
* Added support for adding and removing links in the HTML editor.
* Fixed new line and text entry when a selection is present.
* Changed the mechanism of moving email transfer info from the worker thread to the GUI thread to use idle loop processing of a thread safe list instead of posting messages. Apparently on the mac posting a message to a window is not reliable. Unlike windows/linux. This resolves an occasional issue where the mac build would be waiting for all it's email transfer events to be processed by the GUI thread, and the mail receive would never finish.
* Finished updated the filter action tab with a swanky new list box UI, as opposed to the hard to understand scroll bar thing. Might take a few releases to get totally bulletproof but it's a start.
* Fixed filters so that they default to "Incoming".
* [Mac] Fixed Bug #288: Ctrl+C and right-click+Copy don't work in the HTML control.
* [Mac] Fixed Bug #287: Timezones in outgoing emails have the wrong sign on them (-1000 instead of +1000). How embarrassment.
* Added some rudimentary Home and End support to the HTML editor.
* Added a HTML tab to the identity page of the account options. For the meantime the signature will need to be entered in both as text and HTML, and the HTML version will be entered as markup, not using the HTML editor component. This is a temporary situation till I get the HTML editor more robust and featured, then I'll most likely allow its use in the specification of signatures.
* Fixed zero length content tags causing selection painting errors in the HTML editor.
* Fixed a bug with deleting text in the HTML editor.
* Added support for "cm" units in the HTML control.
* Fixed the application defaulting to the desktop install options file path when supplying an options file on the cmd line that doesn't exist. It now creates the file in the requested location.
* Fixed the default location of folders to respect the portable/desktop mode flag.
* [Windows7] Fixed the uninstaller causing Windows to complain that "this program is not installed correctly". (Upgraded to the latest NSIS btw)
* Added buttons to the general options tab to reset the reply or forward templates to their default values.
* Added support for Contact Groups to the mail3 back end (not sure how that escaped my attention for so long).
* Fixed Bug #292: Can't import .ics by dropping on the calendar view.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall