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OE Classic 2.7 released!

Jul 19th, 2017


This update brings so many great new additions to OE Classic. In fact, there are so many that text description won't do! So - we prepared quite a few screenshots for you - take a look:

OE Classic has brand new icon set - the icons are optimized for pixel-perfect display and are crisp-clear even in smallest sizes such as 16x16
OE Classic has brand new icon set - the icons are optimized for pixel-perfect display and are crisp-clear even in smallest sizes such as 16x16

Broken stationery is now shown properly which increases compatibility with existing Outlook Express stationery
Broken stationery is now shown properly which increases compatibility with existing Outlook Express stationery

Each toolbar can now be customized
Each toolbar can now be customized

This toolbar button makes it very easy to switch identities either by clicking it, or by using the drop-down menu
This toolbar button makes it very easy to switch identities either by clicking it, or by using the drop-down menu

OE Classic can now put contacts you reply to into address book automatically and there is even an override option if you want to avoid this for some contacts - and you can even reverse this - uncheck the option but manually add some contacts using the menu checkbox
OE Classic can now put contacts you reply to into address book automatically and there is even an override option if you want to avoid this for some contacts - and you can even reverse this - uncheck the option but manually add some contacts using the menu checkbox

Message editor now fully supports plain text messages in addition to HTML messages
Message editor now fully supports plain text messages in addition to HTML messages

More information about attachments - file size and properties
More information about attachments - file size and properties

Very easy way to zoom-in messages with tiny letters - zoom is saved as well
Very easy way to zoom-in messages with tiny letters - zoom is saved as well

New Read options - Font for incoming plain-text messages and default HTML zoom for other messages
New Read options - Font for incoming plain-text messages and default HTML zoom for other messages

New Compose options - Font selection for HTML and plain-text messages (including font attributes like bold, color, etc.), requesting read receipt for all messages and automatically putting contacts into address book when replying
New Compose options - Font selection for HTML and plain-text messages (including font attributes like bold, color, etc.), requesting read receipt for all messages and automatically putting contacts into address book when replying

New Send options - Options for controlling message format (HTML or Plain-text) and returning requested read receipts
New Send options - Options for controlling message format (HTML or Plain-text) and returning requested read receipts


But all the above is just scratching the surface of this update - there is a lot more under the hood. Entire list of changes follows.

New features
  • Completely rewritten From/To/Cc/Bcc list parser to support name comments (some mailing lists and newsgroups use comments instead of name) and fix some parser bugs
  • Support for importing UTF-16 IAF files (generated by Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail)
  • Many icon improvements, especially for small sizes (16x16)
  • Toolbar Customize added in View menu and popup (right click) menu in Main Window, Message Viewer, Message Editor, Address Book
  • Added Next Unread Message and Identities toolbar buttons
  • Additional default attributes for message editor font - color, bold, italic and underline
  • Composing Plain Text email messages and HTML to Plain Text (and back) conversion in Message Editor
  • New message template format which allows plain-text templates in addition to HTML templates (existing templates were updated)
  • Dual format signatures (uses plain-text signature if message is in plain text format and HTML signature if message is in HTML format)
  • Layout options were redesigned to offer full Toolbar customization using the new Toolbar Editor
  • Compose options Plain text font choice (not reflected in the sent message, as plain text messages don't have formatting)
  • New Send options with default compose format and if reply message will use same format as incoming message
  • New Read options - Font size for plain text messages, HTML zoom
  • Enhanced status bar in message viewer - zoom level and message type
  • Zoom In/Out and Zoom percentage in Main Window View menu
  • Popup menu with Load/Save/Copy/Paste/Select All in Message Rules - Add Condition (for text conditions)
  • Option to automatically add sender to address book when replying and an override option (in Message Editor) when auto-save is not needed
  • Optional sending read receipts to senders who request it (message disposition notification)
  • Option to request a read receipt for all sent messages (Compose options)
  • Options for returning requested read receipts to sender - Notify for each request / Never send (Send options)
  • Accessibility improvements for Account Wizard, Options
  • Program now communicates with web site using encrypted (HTTPS) connection (e.g. when using contact form or downloading update) - this may require Windows XP users to enable support for TLS 1.0 in Internet Explorer settings (already enabled in more recent Windows versions)
  • Warning if closing the program is attempted while there are still opened message editor windows
  • Improved text to HTML conversion to preserve multiple spaces/tabs (Insert text from file, Reply/Forward to plain-text messages, Insert plain-text signature)
  • Attachment file size shown after the file name and attachment Properties in right click menu (Message Editor)
  • Multiple Received dates shown in Message Properties and highlighting if date differs too much from Sent date
  • Added F5 as secondary shortcut for Send/Receive
  • Faster deletion of folders/newsgroups

Bug fixes
  • HTML stationery no longer includes repeated attachments at the bottom of the message
  • High DPI support in Message Editor (small button toolbar)
  • Message Editor no longer breaks HTML while switching from Source to Edit due to spaces being added at word wrap points
  • Blurry and uncentered high DPI text labels in Options fixed
  • Reinstalling the program could cause error and failure to start the program due to bug in uninstall script
  • Auto-select of subject line text is disabled for replies and forwards
  • Improved detection if attachments should be shown inline or not to prevent unresponsiveness
  • Updated SSL/TLS libraries with the latest bug/security fixes (v1.0.2l)
  • Updated built-in SQLite with the latest bug fixes (v3.19.3.0)
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