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Hypermail is a free program for creating email archives, in the form of cross-referenced HTML documents. It takes a file in Unix mbox format and generates an HTML archive, complete with an index and various sorting options. It is commonly used for creating mailing list archives, but it can archive any collection of emails. This article is about free software as defined by the sociopolitical free software movement; for information on software distributed without charge, see freeware. ... E-mail, or email, is short for electronic mail and is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ... HTML, short for HyperText Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Mbox is the name for several different things, including an electronic mail file format. ... A mailing list archive is a collection of past messages from one or more electronic mailing lists. ...


The mbox format is used by several email clients on various platforms, including most Unix and Linux ones. Popular examples of email clients that use the mbox format (and as such are compatible with Hypermail) include Kmail, pine and Mozilla Thunderbird. An email client (or mail user agent [MUA]) is a computer program that is used to read and send e-mail. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family. ... KMail is the email client of the KDE Desktop Environment. ... Pine is a powerful freeware text-based e-mail client: the University of Washingtons mail user agent (Email client) its name being an acronym for: Program for Internet News & Email (or PINE Is Nolonger Elm if you so prefer. ... Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. ...


Hypermail is operated at the command-line. It was originally intended for use in Unix-like platforms such as Linux. However, it is also possible to use the program in Microsoft Windows by compiling it with MinGW, or by using the Cygwin library. A command line interface or CLI is a method of interacting with a computer by giving it lines of textual commands (that is, a sequence of characters) either from keyboard input or from a script. ... Diagram of the relationships between several Unix-like systems A Unix-like operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... MinGW or Mingw32 (Minimalist GNU for Windows) is a software port of the GNU toolchain to the Win32 platform. ... Cygwin is a collection of free software tools originally developed by Cygnus Solutions to allow various versions of Microsoft Windows to act somewhat like a Unix system. ...


Building for Windows

It is possible to compile Hypermail as a fully native Windows program by using MinGW. However, certain modifications need to be made to the program's source code. Building Hypermail for Windows using MinGW, by Israel G. Lugo, provides a patch to apply these modifications, as well as step by step instructions on how to accomplish the whole process and some usage examples. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Compile (software company). ... The term native mode is used in computing as follows. ...


Instructions are also available for creating the executable using Cygwin. Building HYPERMAIL on WIN32 with CYGWIN, by Bob Crispen, guides the user through the steps required, and offers a usage example as well.


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