Latest Release Version 2.24
- Source Code
(GPG Signature: alpine-2.24.tar.xz.sig).
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This version is released under the Apache License Version 2.0.
Version 2.24 includes several new features and bug fixes.
- Implementation of XOAUTH2 for Yahoo! Mail.
- Expansion of the configuration screen for XOAUTH2 to include
username, authorization flow, and tenant.
- XOAUTH2: automatic renew of access token and connection to a server
within 60 seconds of expiration of the access token.
- If a user has more than one client-id for a service, Alpine
asks the user which client-id to use and associates that client-id to
the credentials in the XOAUTH2 configuration screen.
- Addition of Yandex.com to the list of services that Alpine can use XOAUTH2 to
authenticate for reading and sending email.
- Addition of a link to the Apache License 2.0 (see above). This is
available from the Release Notes as well as the welcome screen.
- Modifications to protect the privacy of users:
- Alpine does not generate Sender or X-X-Sender by default
by enabling [X] Disable Sender as the default.
- Alpine does not disclose User Agent by default by enabling
[X] Suppress User Agent by default.
- Alpine uses the domain in the From: header of a message
to generate a message-id and suppresses all information
about Alpine, version, revision, and time of generation
of the message-id from this header. This information is
replaced by a random string.
- Unix Alpine displays configure options and flags when
invoked as "alpine -v". Suggested by Matt Ackeret.
- Alpine will ding the terminal bell when asking about quitting
when new mail arrives. This is consistent with Alpine dinging the
bell when new mail arrives. The bell will not ding if it is disabled
for status messages. Suggested by Chime Hart.
- When messages are selected, pressing the ";" command to broaden or narrow
a search, now offers the possibility to completely replace the search, and
is almost equivalent to being a shortcut to "unselect all messages, and select
again". The difference is that cancelling this command will not unselect
all currently selected messages. Suggested by Holger Trapp.
- Alpine will not write debug files unless started with the option -d,
so for example "alpine -d 2" will generate a debug file at level 2,
but just issuing the alpine command will not write any debug to a file.
- Experimental: Attempt to implement the Encryption Range in Windows. It works
in Windows 10, and it should work in Windows 8.1. It needs testing in
Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
- Addition of variables user-certs-path and user-certs-file
which allow a user to specify locations for certificates that the user
- Ignore non-empty initial challenge in the GSSAPI authenticator. Based
on a patch written by Jarek Polok, but submitted by Ignacio Reguero.
- When a server expires a refresh token, Alpine needs to cancel it
internally. Alpine will attempt to get a new one when it reopens the
folder after it cancels it.
- Set up the IMAP ID at the moment of logging in to the server, rather than
as a one time option, in case we need to use a special IMAP ID.
Bugs that have been addressed include:
- When Alpine starts a PREAUTH connection, it might still ask the user
to login. Reported by Frank Tobin.
- Crash while resizing the screen when viewing a calendar event.
- When Alpine opens a folder in a server whose address is given numerically
it might crash due to an incorrect freeing of memory. Reported by Wang Kang.
- Crash when Alpine frees memory on a system where LC_CTYPE is not
configured, and the user calls the file browser to attach files to
a message. Reported by Luis Gerardo Tejero.
- Invalid signatures created by Alpine, when built with recent
releases of the Openssl-1.1.1 series (but not in the Openssl-1.0.1 series).
Fix contributed by Bernd Edlinger.
- After returning from the directory side of a dual-folder, sometimes
Alpine would return to the first folder in the parent directory or to
the dual-folder. The fix is to return to the original dual-folder as
intended. Reported by Holger Trapp.
- When an attachment is deleted and the original message is saved, Alpine
might write only a part of the name of the file deleted. Reported by Holger
- URLs that are surrounded by white space are not cleaned by Alpine before
passing them to the browser, resulting in no display of the URL when Alpine
tries to open it. Reported by Gregory Heytings.
- When Alpine is built without smime, password file functionality might
fail. Reported by Andres Fehr.
- Crash in PC-Alpine when using the eXternal command.
- Fix in Macs that made Alpine abort a ssh connection to an imap server.
Reported and assisted by Wang Kang.
In order to compile this source code you need OpenSSL version 1.0.0c or
later. In addition, Alpine can be compiled with recent versions of LibreSSL.
In order to decompress use the command
tar -Jxf alpine-2.24.tar.xz
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