where can I get recent elm/mm ?

James Bonfield jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 6 10:29:14 EST 2000

In article <8526of$4dr$1 at mach.vub.ac.be> gbottu at bigben.vub.ac.be (Guy Bottu) writes:
>I have a question. Where can I find the most recent version of the mail
>client elm ? Version 2.4.25 is not Y2K compliant. It sends messages with
>the year 100 in the date. I have seen that there exists a version 2.5
>that does not have this bug. However, at the anonymous ftp site
>nic.funet.fi the last available version is 2.4.25.

Try http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/?form=medium for a good ftp search engine.

Look for elm-2.4ME+66.tar.gz or elm2.5.2.
I prefer 2.4ME (a spin-off of 2.4) as it has better handling of MIME than
2.5.2. Also see the elm newsgroup (I forget what it's called) for a Y2K patch
to 2.5.2, as even that still has some problems.

I used elm until a few days ago, and found the same problem. The
authors of 2.4ME appear to have got fed up with the problems in elm
and so wrote their own from scratch, called Mutt. I'm now using this
and I find it far superior, and very easy to use if you are used to
the elm keybindings. I cannot remember the mutt home page, but I'm
sure a few altavista searches will pick it out.

James Bonfield (jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk)   Tel: 01223 402499   Fax: 01223 213556
Medical Research Council - Laboratory of Molecular Biology,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 2QH, England.
Also see Staden Package WWW site at http://www.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/pubseq/

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