Multi-media Internet Mail for Unix Systems

Welcome !

We hope that you will find that Ishmail is the finest e-mail tool available for Unix systems. You can find out more about the product, or download a copy of the program. Ishmail is distributed as free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Click here to see screen snapshots of various Ishmail windows, which will give you a feel for what the program looks like and how it works.

Here is a list of some of the places where Ishmail is used.

April 2002

Wow, something new to report! Ishmail lives on, supported by a group of dedicated users who have been making improvements to the code. Please check out what they've been doing at

May 1999

Ishmail is no longer being sold or supported. H&L Software is closing down. We will still offer Ishmail for download.

Version 1.3.4 is available for Linux, Sun Solaris 2.5.1, and HP-UX 10.20 systems. This version has the license manager disabled, so a license key is no longer requried.

NOTE: (October 9,1999) Many people reported problems with Linux version 1.3.4. Since the only thing that changed was the license manager, I suspect problems with the build environment. Anyway, the easiest thing to do was go back to version 1.3.3, which is now packaged with a free permanent license key. If you download now, this is the version you will get.

Source Code

Source code is available here.

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