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BjarniRunar i18n: Fix how ActivateTranslation handles the default language
Before this, it was impossible for a user with LANG=<not-English>
to request English. Error were also being incorrectly suppressed.
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.tx Move locale/ to shared-data, rebuild .pot file Jan 7, 2016
design/icons added a few icons Jan 26, 2015
doc @ 24fbe53 Update doc submodule Feb 15, 2019
lib Creating submodules/ and lib/ to manage dependencies Jun 28, 2018
mailpile i18n: Fix how ActivateTranslation handles the default language Aug 17, 2019
packages Debian package: stick with manual python dependencies only Aug 16, 2019
scripts Oops, we needed relative paths in our CSS file Aug 16, 2019
shared-data Oops, we needed relative paths in our CSS file Aug 16, 2019
submodules Updating GUI submodules Nov 1, 2018
.coveragerc Rename config section names for coverage version 4 Sep 21, 2015
.dockerignore Commented Dockerfile, added .dockerignore Sep 4, 2015
.gitignore Stop using assert() inappropriately. Fixes #1981 Jan 10, 2018
.gitmodules Creating submodules/ and lib/ to manage dependencies Jun 28, 2018
.travis.yml more traivs friendly way of installing packages Jan 23, 2018
AGPLv3.txt Dual licensing AGPLv3/Apache 2.0 Aug 27, 2013 Adding contributor guidelines, CoC and developer FAQ Dec 29, 2016 Add links to Feb 15, 2019 License is now AGPLv3, dropping Apache. Jul 3, 2015 Updates to the dev faq and contributor guidelines Jan 2, 2017
Dockerfile don't mount a `.gnupg` volume, it's not being used Nov 18, 2018 Docker: Add commands for managing/interacting w/ docker in dev mode Mar 23, 2017
Gruntfile.js Updating and pruning JS requirements, tweaking JS build process Aug 16, 2019 removed mailpile/contrib from Jan 5, 2016
Makefile Include more translations in our package (minimum percentage = 25%) Aug 16, 2019 whitespace fix Apr 10, 2019
babel.cfg Update mailpile.pot with new strings Apr 10, 2018
bower.json Updating and pruning JS requirements, tweaking JS build process Aug 16, 2019
default-theme Add symlink to help people find thigns Jan 3, 2016 Docker: Allow to run dev and prod container simultaneously Mar 23, 2017
docker-compose.yml Build docker dev env based on Linux alpine Mar 23, 2017
external-plugins mailpile/contrib -> shared-data/contrib Jan 5, 2016 Rename/reorg: static/default -> shared-data/default-theme Jan 3, 2016
locale Move locale/ to shared-data, rebuild .pot file Jan 7, 2016
mp Saving changes for merge conflict Sep 11, 2013
mp.cmd Shortcuts and paths on Windows Aug 4, 2014
package.json Added grunt as a dev dependency (rather than grunt-cli) Dec 18, 2016
requirements-dev.txt Update virtualenv requirements Jul 19, 2019
requirements-with-deps.txt Add PySocks to requirements, tweak setup/tor slightly. Fixes #1806 Jun 26, 2018
requirements.txt Update virtualenv requirements Jul 19, 2019
setup.cfg Remove very obsolete mentions of the Apache 2.0 license Feb 9, 2018 Run futurize --stage1 Jul 19, 2019
test-requirements.txt Adding tox setup for testing Feb 21, 2015
testing-data Packaging: Moved tests/ and testing/ into mailpile/tests/ Nov 25, 2014
tox.ini Add blackbox functional tests in tox Jan 16, 2016

Welcome to Mailpile!

Build Status


Mailpile ( is a modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. The development of Mailpile is funded by a large community of backers and all code related to the project is and will be released under an OSI approved Free Software license.

Mailpile places great emphasis on providing a clean, elegant user interface and pleasant user experience. In particular, Mailpile aims to make it easy and convenient to receive and send PGP encrypted or signed e-mail.

Mailpile's primary user interface is web-based, but it also has a basic command-line interface and an API for developers. Using web technology for the interface allows Mailpile to function both as a local desktop application (accessed by visiting localhost in the browser) or a remote web-mail on a personal server or VPS.

The core of Mailpile is a fast search engine, custom written to deal with large volumes of e-mail on consumer hardware. The search engine allows e-mail to be organized using tags (similar to GMail's labels) and the application can be configured to automatically tag incoming mail either based on static rules or bayesian classifiers.

Note: We are currently working towards a 1.0 release candidate. Until it is ready, Mailpile is really only suitable for developers who can help us find and fix the last few bugs. Our beta releases are obsolete and should not be used, in part for security reasons! For more details follow @MailpileTeam on Twitter or read our blog.

Trying Mailpile

We have live demos up and running on our website. If you are curious about what Mailpile looks like, please feel free to check it out.

Installing Mailpile

Note that Mailpile is still in development and is not suitable for production or end-user use. However, developers and early adopters are encouraged to give it a try and even help us find bugs, fix them and develop new features.

Please see our download page or read the Getting Started guide on our wiki.

Credits and License

Bjarni R. Einarsson ( created this! If you think it's neat, you should also check out PageKite: Smári and Brennan joined the team in 2013 and made this a real project (not just a toy search engine).

The original GMail team deserve a mention for their inspiring work: wishing the Free Software world had something like GMail is what motivated Bjarni to start working on Mailpile. We would also like to thank Edward Snowden for inspiring us to try and make PGP usable for journalists and everday folks!


And of course, we couldn't do this without our community of backers.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the file for details.

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