Delta Chat Rust
Deltachat-core written in Rust
Installing Rust and Cargo
To download and install the official compiler for the Rust programming language, and the Cargo package manager, run the command in your user environment:
$ curl https://sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh
Using the CLI client
Compile and run Delta Chat Core command line utility, using
$ RUST_LOG=repl=info cargo run --example repl --features repl -- ~/deltachat-db
where ~/deltachat-db is the database file. Delta Chat will create it if it does not exist.
Configure your account (if not already configured):
Delta Chat Core is awaiting your commands. > set addr firstname.lastname@example.org > set mail_pw yourpassword > configure
Connect to your mail server (if already configured):
Create a contact:
> addcontact email@example.com Command executed successfully.
> listcontacts Contact#10: <name unset> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Contact#1: Me √√ <email@example.com>
Create a chat with your friend and send a message:
> createchat 10 Single#10 created successfully. > chat 10 Single#10: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] > send hi Message sent.
firstname.lastname@example.org uses DeltaChat, but does not receive message just
sent, it is advisable to check
Spam folder. It is known that at least
gmx.com treat such test messages as spam, unless told otherwise with web
List messages when inside a chat:
For more commands type:
Installing libdeltachat system wide
$ git clone https://github.com/deltachat/deltachat-core-rust.git $ cd deltachat-core-rust $ cmake -B build . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr $ cmake --build build $ sudo cmake --install build
# run tests $ cargo test --all # build c-ffi $ cargo build -p deltachat_ffi --release
Debugging environment variables
DCC_IMAP_DEBUG: if set IMAP protocol commands and responses will be printed
DCC_MIME_DEBUG: if set outgoing and incoming message will be printed
RUST_LOG=repl=info,async_imap=trace,async_smtp=trace: enable IMAP and SMTP tracing in addition to info messages.
Some tests are expensive and marked with
#[ignore], to run these
--ignored argument to the test binary (not to cargo itself):
$ cargo test -- --ignored
vendored: When using Openssl for TLS, this bundles a vendored version.
nightly: Enable nightly only performance and security related features.
Language bindings and frontend projects
Language bindings are available for:
The following "frontend" projects make use of the Rust-library or its language bindings: