Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 2009 update

Soooo..what's happening with NDSMail ? 

I started working on Skinning-Support several months ago, but never got quite around to finish it (at least, it did not break anything). 

Recently, I wanted to release a build with the latest version of the dswifi library, but that did not work out: the old GUI code (which was based on libfb, but with some nasty hacks added) did not work with the latest devkitpro. Debugging this would have been really painful (remember the nasty hacks?). So I decided to rewrite the GUI part. Luckily, I pretty much kept presentation and logic "almost" separate in the code, so this is not as bad as I imagined after looking at my GUI code hacks. Did I really write this crap myself? 

I might blog about the technique I used to pass messages between those two layers if anyone is interested. But for now, I'm trying to build a new GUI for NDSMail, most probably by using the woopsi library, which has a really weird name, but is pretty well documented. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blog downtime

The blog may be down for some time due to maintenance.

edit: should be finished now

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Progress update

It's been some time since the last release, as I've been very busy lately. As a consequence, I will finish implementing some features I've started (themes..), clean up the code and look for someone to maintain it. Remembering what happened to a certain instant messaging application, it probably won't be open source. If anyone is interested, please contact me.

It seems people are still not aware of it, but WEP is NOT safe at all. See the wikipedia entry.
This is the reason why WEP support is on low priority. If you want security, use a SSL-secured connection.

Forum (+ Max-Network)
The forum is currently offline.
Note to german users seeking web hosting:
Although is one of the cheapest web hosting providers in germany, I can not recommend them at all. Many of their servers have been down for several weeks, their accounting department is chaotic (in many cases, they debit too much) and support is often unreachable. So, safe yourself the trouble and avoid this company.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

NDSMail 0.60 - SSL is back

SSL is working again, so this means GMail is finally supported.

-SSL working again
-SMTP fixes
-Feed URL corruption fixed
-many, many more

GMail settings:
POP3: (port 995)
SMTP: (port 465 (not 587!))

And don't forget the SSL checkbox!

Thanks to the testers :)


Thursday, August 30, 2007

SSL status update

Sent a new ssl test version to the testers. Public release in the next few days

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


1 GmailId11168fb8552f6418
2 GmailId1116ca1292072fc5
3 GmailId1117c1f05ed0223b
4 GmailId11184f741d3f1f18

SSL will be back soon :)

if someone wants to help me test SSL in NDSMail, please write a mail to

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

NDSMail 0.58b

Back from a great vacation :)

NDSMail 0.58b
(great occasion to try the online-update feature ;)

- mails are now sorted by date
- fix editboxes overlapping the on-screen keyboard
- fix feed list editor
- works with message folders larger than 64kb (oops)
NDSMail 0.58b

NDSMail 0.58a has been available for some time via online-update. However, it had some issues, so I decided not to post it here.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

NDSMail 0.58

Once again, a new version of NDSMail:
  • address book added
  • online update feature added
  • SMTP bug fixed (?)
  • if no password was specified, ndsmail will allow you to enter it while connecting
  • feed settings screen improved
  • UI code improved
  • HTTP module automatically converts "URL-encoded" strings
(as the R4DS firmware now supports automatic DLDI patching, there is no need for a special version anymore)

I'm currently working on some other features, but I wanted to get this release out of the door first.

And now for something completely unrelated:
The guys of poke53280 (does anyone remember the meaning of this command?) released their new Turrican-Clone Hurricane (PC). It's excellent, so if you liked the original you have to give this a try!

Monday, June 18, 2007

NDSMail 0.57

- Crash when adding accounts fixed
- SMTP fixes (incl. AUTH Plain)
- MIME / Attachment fixes
- Support for feeds >64kb
- stuff I forgot

NDSMail 0.57
NDSMail 0.57 R4DS

Friday, June 01, 2007

NDSMail 0.56b

There was a bug in 0.56a causing it to crash whenever you tried to add an email account. Here is the fixed version:

ndsmail.nds - unpatched version, supports some cards like the SuperCard, and can be patched for others

ndsmail.nds - R4DS

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

NDSMail 0.56a - now with partial ISO8859 support

- support for ISO-8859 mails
- keyboard fixed
- use latest libnds/dswifi/libfat
- bonus eyecandy
- other misc. fixes

The R4DS Team was kind enough to donate one of their excellent cards for testing and development. This is why I also provide a pre-patched version for R4DS owners. Have fun!

ndsmail.nds - unpatched version, supports some cards like the SuperCard, and can be patched for others

ndsmail.nds - R4DS

It seems the .ds.gba versions are not needed anymore, so I did not include them.

My SSL library unfortunately still behaves strangely in "pure DS mode". It works perfectly on Win32, Linux and even DSLinux! I'm preparing for another hardcore debugging session..

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I spent the last months porting NDSMail to the PSP (Playstation Portable). It will be available in a few days. Because of that, the project will be renamed to "PSPMail". But don't fear, the NDS version will still be available for a low shareware fee ($40-$50)

This was my attempt at an april fool's hoax. It seems nobody fell for it. I'll try harder next time ;)

Monday, March 05, 2007

NDSMail 0.55

NDSMail 0.55

- JPEG image viewer
- downloading of large mails (press 'A')
- "bare LF" problem when sending mails
- number of mails in folder tabs
- some more


When downloading, please leave some feedback about the server performance!

For problems and suggestions, visit the forum

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Official forum!

I opened a forum where you can discuss about anything NDSMail - related, including bug reports, newbie help etc.
If desired, I will open more international boards. Just give me a shout.

Here is the temporary link. Later it will be available at

You don't have to register to post !