ANNOUNCE: Hypermail in C, version 1.0

Kevin Hughes (kevinh@eit.COM)
Sat, 30 Jul 1994 06:20:36 +0200

*Hypermail* is a program that takes a file of mail messages in
UNIX mailbox format and generates a set of cross-referenced HTML documents.
Each file that is created represents a separate message in the mail archive
and contains links to other articles, so that the entire archive can be
browsed in a number of ways by following links.
Hypermail was originally written in Common Lisp and has been
completely rewritten in C.
Here's some of what Hypermail can do:

* Hypermail archives can be updated incrementally by one article
* Archives and articles can be taken from standard input
* Archives indexes sorted by date received, thread, subject,
and author are automatically generated
* "Next:", "Previous:", "In reply to:", and "Next in thread:"
links in articles are automatically generated
* URL references in articles are converted to hyperlinks
* Email addresses are converted to hyperlinks - these links can go
to mailto: or a custom-defined program
* Using the <html> tag, HTML passages in articles can be marked
so they can be parsed
* Hypermail can take settings from a configuration file and/or
environment options

The source code comes with a man page, HTML documentation, and a
CGI mail gateway program that can be used with Hypermail.
The latest documentation can be found at:

You can FTP Hypermail from:

A binary for SunOS 4.1.3 is available at the site.


-- Kevin

Kevin Hughes *
Enterprise Integration Technologies Webmaster (
Hypermedia Industrial Designer * Duty now for the future!