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theKompany.com Releases Aethera Messaging Client for KDE

Jan 17, 2001, 16:05 (27 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Shawn Gordon for this announcement. ]

theKompany.com is pleased to announce the long awaited first beta of our Aethera Messaging and Groupware client for KDE. The objective of this first release was to implement a solid email client with an attractive and easy to navigate user interface. The next beta release should follow in one month and will include features such as Calendar support, IMAP and an import facility for KMail and possibly Netscape. The first external plugins should also start to become available at this time.

Most of the details for the project roadmap can be found at www.thekompany.com/projects/aethera, but this is subject to change as we are constantly researching new features. Here are the highlights of what is available and working in this release:


  • POP3 account (any type of POP3 server)
  • SMTP account (any type of SMTP server)
  • HTML is fully supported for writing and viewing
  • Cut & Paste of text via selection
  • Create/Send/Receive attachments
  • Full interface to the Addressbook when sending mail including custom Groups
  • Standard mailer functions such as Reply, Reply All, Forward, etc.
  • Folders, create, rename, delete
  • Drag 'n Drop between mail folders


  • Create and view Contacts in a variety of flexible formats
  • Create custom groups easily by selecting address entries
  • Drag n Drop between Contacts folders

Sticky Notes:

  • Free form notes that you can organize into your folders - great for saving your ideas quickly
  • Drag n Drop between Notes folders

If you don't see a package that accommodates you, check back in a few days before you ask for it, we will be adding more as soon as we can. Any problems, send them to aethera@thekompany.com.

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