MacSOUP is an offline reader for Usenet newsgroups and Internet e-mail. If you don't know what newsgroups are, you probably don't need this program. MacSOUP is primarily a newsreader, its e-mail capabilities are somewhat rudimentary compared to "real" e-mail clients.
What is new in this release:
- Removed registration number handling, as MacSOUP is now free.
- For SSL connections, support TLSv1 in addition to (and prefer it over) SSLv3.
What is new in version 2.8.4:
- Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). However, no support for Classic Mac OS any more.
- MacSOUP will notice when daylight savings time begins or ends while it is running (at last).
- Don't break lines in the middle of a word (if the word is longer than the allowed line length). This was especially annoying for long URLs.
- Added an alternate key for the function of the Enter key in the Subject window and Message window: on US keyboard layouts it's the key above the Return key ('' on a US keyboard), on ISO keyboards the one to the left of the Return key ('#' on a German keyboard). This is useful because today's Mac keyboards don't have an Enter key any more, but Enter is an important key in MacSOUP, especially in the Subject window; and having to press fn-Return is inconvenient if your left hand holds the coffee mug.
- In addition to the keys on the numeric keypad, which let you navigate the thread tree in all directions, you can now use the arrow keys while holding down Shift to navigate at least horizontally and vertically. Note that Left-arrow (go to parent article) is different from Shift-Left-Arrow (go the next article that comes directly to the left in the thread tree, no matter how it is related to the current article). Likewise for Right-Arrow.
- No longer warn when outgoing messages contain non-Latin-1 characters.