Scribe Email Client

The Small Portable Email Client

Scribe is a small portable email client with an intergrated contact database and calendar. It supports all the major internet mail protocols and uses international standards where possible. Scribe doesn't required installing or uninstalled and can be used from a removable drive without reconfiguration. It comes with a bayesian spam filter and translations to many different languages. Updates are published regularly to respond to problems and to add features. Because Scribe runs on Windows, Mac or Linux you can take your mail with you when you change operating system. And don't worry about viruses, Scribe protects you from the usual security holes in other email clients with it's own virus safe HTML control and executable attachment protection.

Feature Scribe
Windows 10/11 Yes
MacOSX 10.15+ Yes
Linux x64 Yes
POP3/SMTP/IMAP Yes
SSL Support Yes
Spam Filter Yes
Translations Yes
Address Book Yes
Calendar Yes
On Demand Component Install Yes
Receive Accounts Unlimited
Email Identities Unlimited
Email Filters Unlimited
Basic MAPI Export Windows

Scribe Email Client A Mail Window Some Email Client Options Scribe's Calendar

Downloads

Windows
Win10+
OSX
10.15+
Linux
glibc 2.27
v3.x
Beta
3.10 x64
6.7 MiB, 18/5/2024
3.9 x64
6.7 MiB, 3/2/2024
3.10 x64
18.8 MiB, 18/5/2024
3.8 x64
12.9 MiB, 3/1/2024
3.8 x64
11.4 MiB, 1/1/2024
3.7 x64
11.4 MiB, 8/12/2023
v2.4.x
Stable
2.4.21 x64
6.4 MiB, 4/3/2022
2.4.20 x64
3.6 MiB, 20/11/2021
2.4.21 x64
10.6 MiB, 5/3/2022
2.4.19 x64
9.5 MiB, 12/7/2021
2.4.18 x64
5.5 MiB, 29/3/2021
2.4.13 x64
5.9 MiB, 12/4/2020
v2.3.x
Stable
2.3.16 x64
3.5 MiB, 11/6/2019
2.3.14 x32
3.2 MiB, 3/5/2019
2.3.16 x32
5.3 MiB, 19/6/2019
2.3.16 x64
5.6 MiB, 19/6/2019

Features

Building Scribe

To get the source code and libraries:
hg clone https://phab.mallen.id.au/source/scribeopensrc/ build/code/scribe/trunk_os
cd build/code/scribe/trunk_os
./build.py

Windows

Prerequisites: To make the installer, right click on Installer-64bit.nsi and "Compile NSIS Script".

Linux

Package prerequisites:
  • mercurial
  • cmake
  • python311
  • libgtk3.0-dev
  • libmagic-dev
  • libgstreamer1.0-dev
  • libappindicator3-dev
  • libssh-dev
To make the installer run the 'build/code/scribe/trunk_os/linux/make-installer' script. You'll need an appimage binary. make-installer will tell you where to put it... build/codelib I think.

Mac

Prerequisites: In Xcode build 'build/code/scribe/trunk_os/mac/Scribe.xcodeproj' for archiving. Then export the software from there. Zip the Scribe.app bundle.

Haiku

pkgman prerequisites:
  • mercurial (will install python3 too)
  • cmake
  • ninja

Trouble shooting and Debugging

If your having problems with Scribe please read these pages:

Tutorials

Related Pages

Language/Charset Support Status

  • Built in charset support:
    • Unicode: utf-8, utf-16/ucs-2
    • iso-8859-*
    • windows-*
  • Additional charsets available with iconv-2.dll installed:
    • See this list for complete details, but basically:
    • Japanese
    • Chinese
    • Korean
    • Armenian
    • Tajik
    • Thai
    • Laotian
    • Vietnamese

Scribe Version History

3.x [Beta]
Download: 3.10 x64 [Windows, 6894K, 18/5/2024]
Download: 3.10 x64 [OSX, 19292K, 18/5/2024]
Download: 3.9 x64 [Windows, 6874K, 3/2/2024]
Download: 3.8 x64 [OSX, 13159K, 3/1/2024]
Download: 3.8 x64 [Linux, 11641K, 1/1/2024]
Download: 3.8 x64 [Windows, 6873K, 1/1/2024]
Download: 3.7 x64 [OSX, 13153K, 8/12/2023]
Download: 3.7 x64 [Linux, 11637K, 8/12/2023]
Download: 3.7 x64 [Windows, 6870K, 8/12/2023]
Download: 3.6 x64 [Linux, 11633K, 26/11/2023]
Download: 3.6 x64 [Windows, 6867K, 26/11/2023]
Download: 3.5 x64 [OSX, 13151K, 21/11/2023]
Download: 3.5 x64 [Linux, 11633K, 21/11/2023]
Download: 3.5 x64 [Windows, 6866K, 21/11/2023]
Download: 3.3 x64 [Windows, 6861K, 8/11/2023]
Download: 3.3 x64 [Linux, 11993K, 4/11/2023]
Download: 3.2 x64 [OSX, 13348K, 10/10/2023]
Download: 3.2 x64 [Windows, 6851K, 8/10/2023]
2.4.x [Stable]
2.3.x [Stable]
2.2.x [Stable]
2.1.x [Stable]
2.0.x [Stable]
1.90 [Stable]
1.89 [Stable]
1.88 [Stable]
1.87 [Stable]
1.86 [Stable]
1.85 [Unstable]
1.84 [Stable]
1.83 [Unstable]
1.82 [Unstable]
1.81 [Unstable]
1.80 [Unstable]
1.79 [Unstable]
1.78 [Unstable]
1.77 [Unstable]
1.76 [Unstable]
1.75 [Unstable]
1.74 [Unstable]
1.73 [Unstable]
1.72 [Unstable]
1.71 [Unstable]
1.70 [Unstable]
1.69 [Unstable]
1.68 [Unstable]
1.67 [Unstable]
1.66 [Unstable]
1.65 [Unstable]
1.64 [Unstable]
1.63 [Stable]
1.62 [Legacy]
1.61 [Legacy]
1.60 [Legacy]
1.58 [Legacy]