Nisus Software, Inc.

Past Updates


What's new in the latest version of Nisus Email?
What was new in version 1.6?
What was new in version 1.5.1?
What was new in version 1.5?
What was new in version 1.0.9?


Updates for Version 1.6

Features / Niceties
  • OSX version is now available.
  • SMTP authorization supported (SMTP AUTH extension using the "login" and "plain" SASL mechanisms).
  • Incoming emails with foreign character set encodings are displayed in the proper font if possible.
  • Support for foreign character sets in both incoming and outgoing attachment filenames added.
  • Email flags added (forwarded, replied to, and priority). Toggle using the contextual menu in EML.
  • When sending emails, all emails that can be sent are sent, instead of stopping the whole process when a single email causes a problem.
  • You may now change the "from" personality on Queued messages.
  • Each user personality now has a reply-to address.
  • Incoming file attachment names that must be limited to 31 characters now retain their file extension if they have one.
  • The EML can now display by either date sent or date received (set in prefs dialog).
  • Support for HTML entities that are defined by unicode code points added.
  • Double-clicking attachment files now activates the associated application as well as opening the file.
  • In the QuickMessage window, nicknames are auto-completed for the "CC" & "BCC" fields just like the "To" field.
  • Opening an already open Queued email now brings the window to the front.
  • Reply-all removes duplicate email addresses in "To" field.
  • Enter key in the find window enabled.


  • Fixes
  • Outgoing character sets are not mislabled when the TEC translates the requested character set into something else.
  • Moving emails from an EML while the email was open could have caused a crash when the still open email was manipulated.
  • Replying to an email with a reply-to field no longer incorrectly uses the "from" nickname.
  • Japanese subjects are encoded properly when being sent out. (caused by English subject prefixes, eg: Fwd, Re)
  • Removing a filter folder and then opening other folders "above" where the removed folder used to exist doesn't cause crashes.
  • Decoding malformed BinHex attachments could have caused errors during parsing. This has been fixed.
  • Bug fixed where incoming emails would not be sorted properly in the EML if the active sort was by subject.
  • If a user had set up a custom attribution field to include certain fields, and they were not present in the email being replied to, Nisus Email could crash. This has been fixed.
  • Moving emails between drives doesn't cause errors in certain situations anymore.
  • Bug where emails would be incorrectly associated with contact icons has been fixed.
  • "Off-by-one" updating problem under certain circumstances fixed in EML.
  • Infinite looping in some filtering situations fixed. This occurred when there was a very large amount of whitespace (several pages) in the email to be filtered.


  • Miscellaneous
  • You may now rebuild a table of contents file from plain text email files.
  • Deleting emails is quicker now. Progress bar is also displayed when deleting a lot of emails.
  • Custom vertical scrollbars removed. Standard appearance manager aware versions put in their place.
  • Custom button bars replaced with standard bevel buttons.
  • Tabbed interface added to preferences dialog.
  • All non-alphanumeric characters are ignored when sorting data in the EML.
  • Sorting by date in the EML has been sped up (other sorts also sped up marginally).
  • Scrolling speed increased in the EML.
  • Progress bar displayed when copying larger files.
  • Nickname parsing changed: Items must now be comma/semicolon separated.
  • The EML window is not unnecessarily refreshed when you open an email.
  • Version 1.5.1

    Fixes
  • "MailTo" support fixed. Previously only the very first MailTo link would start an email composition.
  • Version 1.5

    Features / Fixes
  • New manual and macros.
  • "application/*" content types are handled as attachments now.
  • "message/rfc822" subparts are handled properly by parsing the sub-message completely and appending it to the current message.
  • All the "Open" menus have been rearranged.
  • Whole word search option removed from Find dialog.
  • Flashing icon flashes until:
    1.) There are no more unseen emails.
    2.) An unseen email is opened.
    3.) A context menu is opened in the instant window which contains unseen emails.
    4.) An EML window with unseen emails is displayed.
  • The "Reply in WP" option uses the email stationery file.
  • Unrecognized nickname dialog has been clarified.
  • "Re:", "Fwd:", ect... when present in subject headers is not charset encoded.
  • New email alerts should function for “Full Send & Receive” now.
  • The "Delete" button position is dynamic. That is, it is always as right-most as possible.
  • Flashing icon graphic also made more distinctive.
  • Subject line encoding fixed (spaces now encoded.)
  • Moving emails from folder to folder won't crash with OoB anymore.
  • "Sync Global" caption changed, and an explanation added.
  • Sending an email with a non-existant file doesn't send the email anyways.
  • Generating a list of emails under a contact icon when some of the emails don't exist has been changed. Now the invalid records are removed from the contacts and the contacts file is saved immediately.
  • "Move To" doesn't crash when moving multiple emails.
  • Qed sound is played upon Qing drag items.
  • If you attempt to send a DragSend while already sending something, the new item is Qed and handled after the original send is complete.
  • Old reg numbers are accepted, rather than having user re-enter them.
  • Nisus Email quits on shutdown again. (Unless you have a QM window open)
  • Searching the Q has been disabled.
  • Send again bug fixed.
  • More robust error checking when saving the Q to file.
  • Whenever a Mark As Read / Delete / Move To operation was completed, the re-selection may have been off. This has been fixed.
  • Send Again saving bug fixed for both the EML Send Again, and the viewing window Send Again.
  • From & To field displayed, even if the address is empty.
  • Viewing window references saved again.
  • Original email headers removed from replies.
  • Replying to an email now includes the original sender's nickname in the To field in the response.
  • The Qed emails warning dialog now has a cancel and responds to command-period.
  • From and Reply-To fields added to menus & dialogs file.
  • Qed emails file name has been added to the menus & dialogs file.
  • Modal dialogs are not covered by other windows generated by seperate threads.
  • Quick message discard prompt was not being displayed properly in compiled apps. Fixed.
  • Case change in find, when find closed and reopened. Fixed.
  • Error messages wrap in Find window.
  • MailTo support fixed.
  • "Re:" is not added if it is already present.
  • Subject extraction of "foreign" character bug fixed.
  • Instant window is now resizable.
  • Body search error fixed (where instances in detailed header also found.)
  • Search selection error fixed. (Not rebuilding the search list when needed)
  • Search settings ultra-persistence removed.
  • Searching in detailed headers fixed. (boundary miscalculation error)
  • Select all enabled in batch search list.
  • Batch list searching order same as sorting order in EML (for folder searches)
  • Command-Period works during batch search.
  • Discarding of current message warning added.
  • Prior to this version, running a search would slow Nisus Email down until you restart it. Now the search thread is terminated when the Find window is closed.
  • Duplicate fields no longer overriden in MIME post-processing.
  • Header search finished.
  • Unneeded search list rebuilding removed.
  • Localized all find-related strings.
  • Progress message more specific.
  • Copy enabled in the find results.
  • Search selected emails searched the wrong emails.
  • Searching in text was always case sensitive.
  • Searches the whole buffer if the buffer is the last one.
  • Memory low warnings for searches.
  • Search list is generated in the order the user sees.
  • Double clicking a hit file will select the first occurance instead of nothing.
  • Activity displayed while building the search list.
  • Text selection offset error when doing text searches fixed.
  • The popup of search sources was accidentally disabled sometimes.
  • The "search selection" feature did not always grab the right text.
  • "Find next" menu & button work for text searches.
  • Closing an EML window or Viewing window does not display the find.
  • Using find does not bring up empty EML windows anymore.
  • The "Find" button is disabled if no text is specified.
  • Find window activated when the "Find" menu is chosen.
  • Search text is remember for whole session.
  • Batch error messages displayed in the list instead of in a MsgBox.
  • Progress bar added for batch searching.
  • "Building Search List..." message added.
  • Command-F is the find menu.
  • Double-clicking a hit in the batch search list will open the corresponding email.
  • Command-W in EML fixed. (broken last time)
  • Boundary scanning optimization added (noticeable if you search main headers only)
  • Searching bug: previous data looked at in small buffer cases. Fixed.
  • Command-W works in the Find window.
  • Icons added for hits/errors.
  • The attribution date is the date sent rather than date received.
  • Menus & Dialogs version updated.
  • All replies & HTML decoded files use the Stationery file.
  • "Re:" prefix translated.
  • Incoming headers translated into the localized versions.
  • Inbox filter fixed. (Save file loading & form)
  • Installation of ResStorage files localized. (Extracted install files.)
  • MIME parser doesn't override the HTML flag after it detects another part.
  • The "Send Again" button is properly disabled when it needs to be.
  • Filtering option added to allow filters to be applied to either incoming or outgoing emails.
  • The contact editing dialog cleaned up a bit (got scrunched from last time.)
  • White BG in EML window.
  • Menus & Dialogs file version update.
  • "Send Again" button added to the sent emails EML & viewing window.
  • Global greeting & signature added. (With syncing option.)
  • The pop-up list of all unread emails under a contact caused a crash in a specific instance. It has been fixed.
  • Qed emails would display the incorrect attachments and new attachments would be added to the incorrect Qed email. Fixed.
  • HTML is properly converted to text when replying.
  • You are now able to add attachments to a Qed email by dropping them on the attachments list box.
  • Command period is available in all dialogs with a cancel button.
  • The failsafe against discarding a Quick Message on accident sometimes incorrectly displayed itself upon quitting. Fixed.
  • The user is prompted to send their Qed messages on quitting.
  • Trying to mail non-existant files doesn't pop up a blank dialog anymore.
  • MS OE Attachments decoded properly (left off ending macDouble boundary)
  • Closing of composition window (QM) protected with dialog.
  • The word "no" has been removed from the Common Words.
  • Tabbing into the next field in the Add/Modify Contact window selects the field.
  • SetPosError -39 fixed. (Caused by incorrect rebuffering request from Base64 decoder.)
  • "Delete," "Send Qed," and the "Mark Sel As Read" buttons all moved to the right side of the toolbar.
  • "Mark Selection As Read" changed to “Mark As Read”
  • "OK" button removed.
  • "Open in WP" button added to the Viewing Window.
  • "Open" button changed to "Open Here"
  • Enter key opens emails again.
  • Buttons in both the EML and the viewing window completed.
  • Redirecting/Resending an HTML email does not send out HTML source anymore.
  • The listing (EML) in the email listing window (not the EML, but the EML window) fits inside perfectly now, instead of running off.
  • "Reply All" to oneself works now. (previously removed To: field)
  • Whitespace in HTML decoded emails toned down.
  • The HTML entity file is extracted, even if not a full install.
  • Button bar work started. Reply buttons in EML converted.
  • HTML ISO-8859-1 # entities added.
  • HTML decoded messages were concatenated with the footer.
  • HTML entities moved to a seperate file.
  • HTML emails opened in temp file for Nisus Writer.
  • HTML cite/code/pre tags supported.
  • The nicknames error dialog supports the enter key.
  • Duplicate recipients removed.
  • Parens nested inside quotations don't confuse the parser.
  • HTML support.
  • Parens() treated as quotes within address fields.
  • When an invalid nickname appears the message allows them to cancel the entire opeartion.
  • Qing emails results in a ping-like sound instead of a swoosh.
  • When the user modifies an invalid nickname, it is reparsed completely, not just for a valid nickname.
  • Nicknames are autoexpanded in any To: CC: and BCC: fields.
  • The BMH search would loop infinitely if the character 255 was encountered as a match. Fixed.
  • Autocomplete works properly in the QM window now, but the nicknames are not yet expanded in email addresses yet.
  • The abbreviation for "Thursday" has been changed from "Thr" to "Thu".
  • Reply buttons present in Read/Unread EMLs.
  • Opening emails in Read/Unread EMLs doesn't crash Nisus Email anymore.
  • Using command-W to close the Email Viewing window now marks as read (bullets removed.)
  • Subject sorting on the EML fixed. You will need to delete your "Email Listings Settings" file.
  • EML columns remember their sizes.
  • The unread, read, sent, and Qed EMLs do not show unneeded bullet lists.
  • Whitespace in EML window with no reply buttons used to extend EML.
  • POP3 error flags set even when a recoverable error is detected. This aborted later functions in error.
  • Additional Chr(10) at end of message stream was not removed in some cases and was dealt with in the next request. Fixed.
  • Subject extraction ignores whitespace.
  • Triangle sorting indicator now Mac-intuitive.
  • Added Attribution customization to Menus & Dialogs file. (See the file Attribution Doc for details.)
  • Sending emails from the Q now doesn't close the EML window.
  • Message body filtering no longer accidentally includes the email headers as well.
  • Subject extraction greeting-ommission-length threshold increaded to 32 characters.
  • Reply buttons added to the EML window.
  • Attribution added (NOTE: not yet localized and customizable.)
  • BinHex bug fixed. BinHex also sped up.
  • AppleDouble, AppleSingle, and Base64 encoded attachments sped up by about 200%.
  • The parsing and decoding of more complex messages (Multipart, Quoted-Printable encoded, Alternative Parts, ect) is faster.
  • The parsing of larger messages (> 32K) is about 200% faster.
  • When Nisus Email is activated it makes sure that it is on the screen.
  • Charset selections are remembered.
  • Default charset is now ISO-8859-1 again.
  • Message boxes expand to take advantage of larger monitors now.
  • Replying does not prompt you for a recipient anymore.
  • OoB errors for mailto: links fixed.
  • The mailto link now supports the following parameters: to, cc, bcc, subject, charset, body.
  • The forwarding/redirecting bug has been fixed where editing a forwarded email would result in a dialog to address the email.
  • A separate folder has been added for (TE) files.
  • Qing is not allowed unless the composer specifies a reicpient.
  • Print button added in email viewing window.
  • Attachments can now be viewed, added, and deleted in the Quick Message window.
  • Emails with Multipart/Alternative subtypes are parsed from most complex to least complex now.
  • Nisus Email now correctly time stamps send emails with the local time stamp.
  • No more blind password dialogs.
  • DragSent messages no longer strip nicknames from the To field.
  • MailTo support added.
  • Reply-To field supported. Reply All, Reply in WP, and Reply All in WP buttons added.
  • When using control keys (such as page up) in the email viewing window, the save changes message is not displayed.
  • Using the arrow keys in an EML to reselect a row now will re-active the "Open" button.
  • Text clippings now treated as text files.
  • Holding the option key while drag-sending a text file will extract the text automatically.
  • Nisus Email load time improved, as well as string localization access time.
  • Version 1.0.9

    Features / Fixes
  • Updated the Nisus Email manual and macros files.
  • When a Table of Contents file gets corrupted Nisus Email will eliminate as much of the corruption as it can. This prevents new emails added to the TOC from being lost.
  • When an email is deleted the files attached to it were not deleted properly, and may in fact have deleted another email's attachments instead.
  • Paragraphs over 1024 characters aren't removed anymore during charset decoding.
  • Messages aren't scrolled to the bottom upon opening anymore.
  • Prefs & Personalities dialog titles changed.
  • 8bit, 7bit, and binary MIME transfer-encodings are supported.
  • Unsupported encoding types do not raise an error dialog.
  • Fonts behave properly in MultiLine edit controls.
  • All ListBox controls (those in the Filters dialogs, along with the attachment list) have had their fonts synchronized with the global font.
  • The "Send Queued" button has had its font synchronized.
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