Jul 20, 2023

Mail and news system for Emacs

Wanderlust is a mail/news agent on Emacs/XEmacs.

The features of Wanderlust are as follows

  • Implementation in elisp only.
  • Support of IMAP4rev1, NNTP, POPPOP3/APOP and MH format.
  • Integrated access to messages based on Folder Specifications like Mew.
  • Key bindings and mark processing like Mew.
  • Management of threads and unread messages.
  • Folder mode that displays all folder you read.
  • Message cache, Disconnected Operation.
  • MH-like FCC FCC Backup is possible.
  • Support of MIME by SEMI or tm.
  • Draft editing of mail and news as a same interface.
  • Icon based interface for the list of Folder XEmacs.
  • Non-fetched operations for a big message part of MIME IMAP4.
  • Server side search IMAP4, also various charset support.
  • Virtual Folder.
  • Compression Folder.
  • Automatic expiration of old messages.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Xpbiff -
  • Xmailwatcher - Mailbox checker which displays sender and subject lines of mails
  • Xmailbox - Mailbox checker with sound and animation for X Window System
  • Xmail - X-based interface to the Berkeley mail program
  • Xfce4-mailwatch-plugin - Mail notification applet for the Xfce panel
  • Xfaces - Display shaped icons for mail spool contents
  • Xcite - Exciting Cite for any Mail/News reading modes on Emacs
  • Xbuffy - Replacement for xbiff that handles multiple mail files
  • X-face-e21 - X-Face utilities for Emacs
  • Wmmaiload - Incoming mail monitor dockapp with a similar look to wmcpuload
  • Wmbiff -
  • Whoson - Implementation of `WHO iS ONline' protocol
  • Websieve - Web based Cyrus IMAP user admin client
  • Vrfy - Verify mail address
  • Vqadmin - CGI-based Virtual Qmail Domains Administrator