Wanderlust -- Yet Another Message Interface on Emacsen --



Last modified: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 00:13:47 JST

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Newest version is 2.14.0(Africa) [new]
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Wanderlust is a mail/news reader supporting IMAP4rev1 for emacsen.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction

For those who read emails on multiple client machines such as desktop computer at home, a workstation at office, and a notebook computer while traveling, it is hard to share emails once they download emails to the client machine. For example, if you download emails to your desktop computer at home, you cannot read those emails on a workstation at office.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) provides a smart solution for this problem. It permits a client email program to access to emails on the shared mail server.

The goal of Wanderlust, a mail and news client program on Emacsen, is to manage messages effectively by use of the IMAP.

2. Features

The main features of Wanderlust are following.

3. Screen shots

Here are some screen shots.

4. Download

You can get current version from ftp.gohome.org (primary site)

contributed mirror ftp/http sites:


5. CVS

Development of Wanderlust uses CVS. So latest developing version is available at CVS.

cvs login (first time only)

    % cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.m17n.org:/cvs/root login

    CVS password: [CR] # NULL string


    % cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.m17n.org:/cvs/root checkout wanderlust
If you would like to join CVS based development, please send mail to
with your account name and your public key for ssh. cvsroot is :ext:cvs@cvs.m17n.org:/cvs/root. If you cannot use ssh, please send UNIX /etc/passwd style crypted password. you can commit with the cvsroot :pserver:<accountname>@cvs.m17n.org:/cvs/root. We hope you will join the open development.


You can access CVS via following http site. http://cvs.m17n.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/wanderlust/


You can download snapshots of CVS via following http site.
ftp://ftp.jpl.org/wl/snapshots/ ( by hand:Special thanks to <yamaoka@jpl.org>)
http://cvs.m17n.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/wanderlust/ ( on the fly)

6. Documentation

See Wanderlust Manual to get more details.
See INSTALL file in the package to get information about installation.

Sample setting files:

7. FAQ

Please check FAQ before send questions to the mailing list. (The page is written by Wiki. You can add/edit the page.)

8. Environment

Confirmed environment


Cyrus imapd-1.4
Cyrus imapd-1.5.14
UW imap-4.7
AIR MAIL server
Express Mail
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5
Sun Internet Mail Server 4.0


Mule for Win32
Meadow-1.01 or later
NTEmacs 20.4 or later
Emacs 20.3 or later
XEmacs-20.4 or later

MIME module

Before installing Wanderlust, please install the MIME module called SEMI. Version 1.14.3 or later is required.

You need packages named APEL and FLIM to use SEMI.Recommended combination of APEL, FLIM and SEMI are following.

You can also use many other FLIM/SEMI variants. Combination of the latest versions should work.

9. Mailing list

We hope you report to the mailing list in following case:

(Special thanks to Takuro KITAME <kitame@northeye.org>)

10. Links

Related links:
If you know other wanderlust related page, please let us know.
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