tiggit mail version 1.1 available for preview

November 22, 2008

tiggit mail version 1.1 is now available for early adopter preview. The current build still has a number of defects, and some features are not yet complete, nevertheless given the demand for some of the features, and the benefit from expanding the number of users trying the new code, I am making tiggit mail available on a preview basis for currently licensed users. If you are interested in trying the preview, please read all of the information in this post.

The key new features of tiggit mail version 1.1 are

Easier workflow and navigation

  • single click to open mailboxes and messages
  • counters showing number of unread messages in each mailbox and folder
  • improved navigation via the folder screen, including option to open in folder view or inbox view
  • ability to nominate a sent folder
  • ability to nominate a trash folder
  • ability to mark a message unread after mailbox has been synchronized
  • support for IMAP flags
  • navigate-in from Address Book
  • outbox fast keys- delete done, i = return to inbox/default folder
  • inbox additional fast keys m = more, o = outbox from inbox
  • full send/receive functionality

Improved configuration and connectivity

  • Only prompt to save when a configuration setting has been changed
  • ability to send via IMAP APPEND
  • prompt for automatic folder sync
  • support for PLAIN smtp authentication
  • support for LOGIN smtp authentication
  • support for CRAM-MD5 smtp authentication
  • selector for SMTP or IMAP send
  • warning that mailbox has not been synced when opening mailbox

Attachments

  • add attachments from SDCard
  • Save attachments to SDCard

Storage

  • option to store messages on SDCard

User annoyances

  • fix jump on mailbox list after start up
  • better outbox status reporting
  • fixes incorrect encoding of subject when replying/forwarding
  • fixes tunnel disconnects on large number of messages downloading

Performance

  • INBOX scrolling performance
  • improved user feedback when loading a mailbox from memory
  • copying message to outbox takes too long
Preview means that the software is provided for test and evaluation purposes only, and that users agree to provide information about the software, its functionality and performance. Preview also means that there is no documentation. Version 1.1.0 may change the way in which features work without explicit notification. Preview is only available for BlackBerry 8000 and 9000 series devices able to support BlackBerry API version 4.2 and later.
Registered users can download version 1.1.0, by clicking here and entering the email address that was originally used to register for tiggit mail. Exisiting license tokens will continue to work with this version.

Users should take care that any data that is stored within tiggit mail is kept elsewhere as this upgrade will cause all of the mailboxes to be erased. Prior to installing version 1.1, users should remove any earlier versions of tiggit mail.
Tunnel users must change their tunnel setting from http://www.tiggit.com to tiggittunnel.dynalias.org failing to make this change will result in not being able to send messages using the singlePost mechanism. Challenge authentication mechanisms cannot currently be used with singlePost.
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version 1.0.02 now available for download

August 21, 2008

Version 1.0.02 is now available for download for all handhelds including 7000 series.

This version has the following changes

  • added feature to only vibrate once
  • fixes problems with multiselect move
  • fixes problem with POP downloading the wrong message body
  • fixes problem with POP not downloading because folder is not marked for download
  • fixes some problems with error count always being zero
  • enabled scrolling on event log
  •  fixed problem with selection jumping to top of inbox on local delete
  • added log to disk capability to write log file to local SD Card for api 4.2 and 4.3 only
  • added fast key stroke to open message composer – ‘C’
  • fixed sort order ascending/descending bug
  • fixed bug causing exception when performing ‘next’ off the end of the inbox
  • fixed bugs with sorted POP3 inboxes downloading incorrect message bodies
  • improved performance of menu on inbox viewer

This version can be downloaded by re-installing from tiggit.com. It is recommended that the previous version is removed from the handheld before installing the new version. Installing this version may result in email messages on the handheld being lost.


version 0-1-52 released

July 28, 2008

Version 0-1-52 is now available for download. 

This is the first candidate 1.0 release, as beta finishes at the end of the week, and the charge for tiggit mail increases to $30.

This version has the following changes/improvements

  • better user experience when entering a license key
  • fixes bug when checking for network availability – no longer requires EDGE/GPRS to be available to connect via WiFi
  • better user experience via the status line
  • fixes problems displaying inline quote-printable email messages
  • adds option to close session once download is completed, and adds this as a default for POP3 sessions – upgrading users will need to set this manually
  • made all “switch screens” labels consistent
  • fixed problem in wizard that resulted in incorrect configuration of mailServerUserId
  • changed folder parser to properly understand hierarchical mailbox organisation
  • changed folder parser to understand different delimiters
  • additional logic to send short email messages as plain text and not as Base64 encoded attachments
  • changed forward logic to handle HTML messages
  • changed wizard to accommodate large font sizes

version 0-1-49 now available

June 27, 2008

Phew! Finally worked through the list of problems identified for version 0-1-49. The highlights are on the tiggit.com website. http://www.tiggit.com/tiggitmail/whatsnew.html This should be the first build that doesn’t present loads of packaging problems (hopefully). 

Although this release makes a couple of steps forward with the IDLE problems, I have not made the progress I would have liked in managing idle sessions, and particularly being able to switch idle sessions between mobile and wifi connections.

The problems with POP3 mean that I either need to release this version, or do a patch on version 48. Better I think to do a new release. 

On the bright side tiggit mail now detects phone numbers and http links within the text of an email which is really handy.