Hamster is a local server for news and mail. It's a windows-32-bit-program. It allows the use of multiple news- and mailserver and combines them to one mail- and newsserver for the news/mail-client. It load faster than a normal newsreader because many threads can run simultaneous. It contains scorefile for news and mail, a build-in script language, the GUI allows translation to other languages, it can be used in a network and that's not all features...
For further pages have a look at the links.
Die 18.104.22.168 is the current version after a very long beta-cycle (sorry, folks), so the beta-versions were tested very intensive this time. The changes to 22.214.171.124 affects mostly features for experienced users and internal things: e.g. the IMAP-server is much more stable, there are new script-commands, new actions and some extensions and changes for mail/news-score-files and downloading of postings from Hamster is faster than ever.
The 126.96.36.199 was the current version from Xmas 2002 until October 2005. Changes included new local servers for remote control and IMAP, improved user interface (new directly available settings, directories-dialog and much more), many new command and functions for the script-language hs2, improvements for security (native SSL-support with OpenSSL-DLLs!).
188.8.131.52 was the last stable for over one year and had proved its quality.
184.108.40.206 was the first stable release of me, the earlier version was 220.127.116.11 from Jürgen Haible itself, who created Hamster. Most significant changes to 18.104.22.168 are: Internationalization and better configuration dialogs.
Beta-versions are on your own risk...
Next Test-cycle isn't started yet, here's a list of some of the last betas before the current stable version 22.214.171.124.