Modest (email client)

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Modest mail OS2008.png
Developer(s) maemo project
Initial release December 11, 2007; 10 years ago (2007-12-11)[1]
Stable release
1.0-2008.35-1 / September 29, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-09-29)
Written in C
Operating system Internet Tablet OS
Type Email client
License BSD-like license
Tinymail under LGPL

Modest is a free, open source, email client developed by Nokia's maemo project. Small and lightweight, it is intended for use on hardware with “modest” resources, in particular Nokia's N800 and N810 Internet Tablets running Internet Tablet OS 2008, as well as the N900 mobile phone running Maemo. Modest is based on the lightweight Tinymail email framework.


Modest was released as a public beta on December 11, 2007[1] and received weekly updates until its first official release as part of the Diablo release of Internet Tablet OS 2008.[2] It replaced the previous email client osso-email. It is the default built-in email program for the Nokia N900 running Maemo 5.

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