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|Original author(s)||Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson, Brennan Novak, Smári McCarthy|
|Developer(s)||The Mailpile Team|
|Initial release||13 September 2014|
|Preview release||0.4.0 / 13 September 2014|
|Operating system||Linux, Mac OS, Windows|
|Available in||More than 14 languages|
|License||Dual licensed Affero General Public License v3 and Apache 2.0 License|
Encryption, Security, and Features
As an email client Mailpile is part of a growing number of email projects with a heavy focus on providing users with encryption & privacy features by default. Mailpile currently supports PGP encryption natively and stores all locally generated files in encrypted form on-disk. Its first publicly tagged release was 0.1.0 in February 2014. According to the announcement, it supports a HTML5-based interface, an original typeface, also named "Mailpile", integrated PGP support for secure transmission of e-mails, UI feedback of encryption & signatures, a fast, extensible custom search engine, integrated SPAM-filtering support, and translations to around 30 languages.
The project ran a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo from August to September 2013, and successfully raised $163,192. In the middle of the campaign PayPal froze a large portion of Mailpile's funds but was subsequently released after Mailpile took the issue public on blogs and social media platforms like Twitter.
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