Correo Mac OS X Mail Client Follows in the Footsteps of Camino

Monday December 17th, 2007

An open-source project aims to use Mozilla code to develop a native mail application for Mac OS X users, doing for email what Camino did for the Web browser.

Correo, which is currently at version 0.3, is to Mozilla Thunderbird as Camino is to Mozilla Firefox. While Camino is a native Mac OS X browser built around the Gecko rendering engine, Correo is a native Mac mail client powered by Mozilla mail code. Like Camino, Correo eschews XUL in favour of a native Cocoa interface and aims to integrate closely with standard Mac OS X features such as the system-wide Address Book.

The mail client is being developed by Nick Kreeger. Though Correo is not an official Mozilla project, Nick Kreeger is no stranger to Mozilla development, having contributed download manager and feed detection patches to Camino. The Correo icons were created by Jon Hicks, who also does graphics work for Camino and created the Firefox and Thunderbird logos.

Correo is currently in the early stages of development. Features planned for future releases include a plugin architecture (allowing the development of extensions for functionality such as PDA synchronisation) and a tabbed window interface.

Correo 0.3 was released earlier this month and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. Interested users can follow Nick Kreeger's weblog for development information.

#1 I'm excited to see a Mac native mail client but...

by slalom93

Friday December 21st, 2007 6:10 AM's not working for me. I couldn't get it to use incoming and outgoing servers each with different logins and passwords - it wanted the same for both - and then it crashed when I tried to delete the account and start over. Please keep trying, Nick! Merry Christmas, etc. Slalom93