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Alpine 2.20 Released

A new version of Alpine was released which includes bug fixes and new features.

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The purpose of this page is to offer a collection of patches for the mail and news program Alpine, in order to add new or missing features or fix small bugs. Usual disclaimers about suitability for any purpose or any express guarantee apply. This means that you have to use these patches at your own risk. Having said that, I use and actively support most of the patches in this web page.

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All patches for Alpine in this page are for version 2.20, distributed exclusively in this site, but most of them are available for older versions also (click on each link below to find out if the patch that you are interested in is available for an older version of Alpine). Also, there are many patches that are only available for older versions of Alpine. The full list of old patches includes new features, bug/security fixes and contributed patches, is a forever growing list. Please let me know any remarks you have about any patch for Alpine in this page.

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    • Add new subcommands to the compose command (more...)
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    • Windows Version of Alpine (more...)
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    • Enhanced Fancy Thread Interface (more...)
    • Reflow, paint different quote levels and remove quoted text in Alpine. Justify or delete paragraphs in Pico (more...) [Cool]
    • Use Alpine to send e-mail from the command line (more...)
    • Define your own rules and make Alpine flexible! (more...)
    • Write accents in Alpine (more...)
  • New Features
    • Mark messages to you that are part of a group message using a special symbol (more...)
    • Use special characters to specify a range of messages (more...)
    • Recognize multiline URLs (more...)
    • Cache OPENINGTEXT information (more...)
    • Allow non utf-8 piped input in Alpine (more...)
    • Add the _ADDRESS_ token to a sending filter (more...)
    • Configure ignoring change in size of a message (more...)
    • Get the number of characters in a composed message (more...)
    • Paint special text in the body of the message in any custom color (more...)
    • Change your From Header without any effort! (more...)
    • Tab checks for new mail in cycles (more...)
    • Delete Until the end of file (more...)
    • Recognize the nametemplate token in a mailcap file (more...)
    • Allow errors in base64 encoding (more...)
    • Delete incorrect passwords (more...)
    • Choose a role when composing a message from a mailto: link (more...)
    • New Menu for the Reply Command (more...)
    • Update the status line information (more...)
    • Reinsert the pattern in search (more...)
  • All of the above :) (more...)

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