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Offline reader for QWK, Blue Wave, etc. Multi-platform, curses-based.

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MultiMail is an offline mail packet reader for Unix / Linux, MS-DOS, OS/2, Windows, macOS, and other systems, using a curses-based interface. It supports the Blue Wave, QWK, OMEN, SOUP and OPX formats.

MultiMail is free, open source software, distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.

You can get the latest version at:

See INSTALL for the installation procedure, and the man page for information on usage.

Version 0.52 - 2019-04-01

  • Long To and From lines in QWKE replies
  • Blue Wave tear lines improved
  • Build and documentation cleanups

See the HISTORY file for other changes.


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MultiMail was originally developed under Linux by Kolossvary Tamas and Toth Istvan. John Zero was the maintainer for versions 0.2 through 0.6; since version 0.7, the maintainer is William McBrine.

Additional code has been contributed by Peter Krefting, Mark D. Rejhon, Ingo Brueckl, Robert Vukovic, and Frederic Cambus.

Bug reports and suggestions are noted in the HISTORY file.