Welcome to Mailpile!
Mailpile (https://www.mailpile.is/) is a modern, fast web-mail client
with user-friendly encryption and privacy features. The development of
Mailpile is funded by
a large community of backers
and all code related to the project is and will be released under an OSI
approved Free Software license.
Mailpile places great emphasis on providing a clean, elegant user
interface and pleasant user experience. In particular, Mailpile aims to
make it easy and convenient to receive and send PGP encrypted or signed
Mailpile's primary user interface is web-based, but it also has a basic
command-line interface and an API for developers. Using web technology
for the interface allows Mailpile to function both as a local desktop
application (accessed by visiting
localhost in the browser) or a
remote web-mail on a personal server or VPS.
The core of Mailpile is a fast search engine, custom written to deal
with large volumes of e-mail on consumer hardware. The search engine
allows e-mail to be organized using tags (similar to GMail's labels) and
the application can be configured to automatically tag incoming mail
either based on static rules or bayesian classifiers.
Note: We are currently working towards a 1.0 release candidate. Until
it is ready, Mailpile is really only suitable for developers who can help
us find and fix the last few bugs. Our beta releases are obsolete and
should not be used, in part for security reasons! For more details
follow @MailpileTeam on Twitter
or read our blog.
We have live demos up and running on our
website. If you are curious about what
Mailpile looks like, please feel free to check it out.
Note that Mailpile is still in development and is not suitable for
production or end-user use. However, developers and early adopters are
encouraged to give it a try and even help us find bugs, fix them and
develop new features.
Credits and License
Bjarni R. Einarsson (http://bre.klaki.net/) created this! If you think
it's neat, you should also check out PageKite: https://pagekite.net/.
At some point Bjarni, that crafty fellow, convinced
Brennan to start working on the project as
The GMail guys get mad props for creating the best webmail service out
there. Wishing the Free Software world had something like it is what
inspired Bjarni to start working on Mailpile. Edward Snowden also gets
mad props for inspiring us to try and make PGP usable for journalists
and everday folks!
- Bjarni R. Einarsson (http://bre.klaki.net/)
- Brennan Novak (https://brennannovak.com/)
- Smari McCarthy (http://www.smarimccarthy.is/)
- Lots more, run
git shortlog -sfor a list! (Or see the list
And of course, we couldn't do this without our community of
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation. See the file