Frequent Questions

Who is responsible for the project?

Iris and Iris Contacts were written entirely by Jacek Piszczek. jacadcaps [at] runbox com

Who else?

I'd like to thank: Nicholai Benalal who did the initial libvmime port, invented the name and wrote the early test application

Harry 'Piru' Sintonen for cryptostorage, help with OpenSSL and hosting

André Siegel for his fantastic Iris artwork and the design of this website for the toolbar icons

How can I support the project?

By donating to or by posting in the Morph.Zone thread

What are the hardware and software requirements of Iris?

Iris requires MorphOS 3.19 and at least 512MB of RAM, 1GB recommended. Typical installation is below 100MB on disk, but may grow quickly if local storage is enabled

How can I update the installation?

The best way is to use the built-in auto-update functionality. Otherwise, simply overwrite the Iris files. Your settings & caches are safe.

How to back up Iris' settings/account configuration?

All settings are stored within the Settings directory inside the Iris folder. Apart from the crypto store they're all in JSON format. Simply lha the directory if you would like to make a copy.

Are all of my emails backed up locally?

Not by default. You may enable local storage per account either in 'download all messages' or 'save when first opened' mode

How can I back up the emails?

Emails are stored in the Cache directory inside Iris. That said, it's best to archive them together with Settings since Cache folder names are random and email files are named with their UID numbers

Something does not work. What to do?

Contact the author by email or via the Morph.Zone thread. To obtain Iris logs, launch LogTool and run Iris from commandline with TRACE NOSYNC arguments. This will dump parts of network traffic and errors into the system log.

In case you have multiple accounts configured, it's best to disable connect on startup in Account settings for all of the accounts except the one with a problem to reduce noise.

If possible, don't send me the log files, just download links.

Why do I need to configure OpenURL?

OpenURL makes it possible to click email addresses in the email views. It also allows other applications to trigger a new message window in Iris

What Arexx commands does Iris support?

WRITE emailaddress - opens a new message window with an optional TO address pre-filled
OPEN path:to/file.eml - opens a message file in a new window
ATTACH path:to/ - opens a new message with the file attached

What Arexx commands do Contacts support?

FIND KEYWORDS="search words" WHAT=email|all - finds contacts matching the search words, may either match by name, email, etc or just email address. Returns a list of UIDs
SHOW UIDS="uid uid uid..." - displays Contacts identified by UIDs
PROPERTIES UIDS="uid..." - returns a JSON with properties of selected contacts
EXPORT UIDS="uid..." - returns VCard objects for given contacts
ADDCONTACT NAME="First Names Last Names" EMAIL="" - adds a new contact to My Computer contacts list
GETPHOTO UIDS="uid..." - returns a path to temporary images associated with contacts. Images will be auto-deleted after 5 minutes
SNAPSHOT - returns a JSON with all contacts (stripped down)
OPEN - pops up the main window if running in the background

What is the Contacts stealth background mode?

When using Iris, the Contacts application will run transparently in the background. It will not show up in Exchange, Expose, etc until explicitly invoked by the user. This lets Iris show your contacts without cluttering your desktop and reduces memory usage. Unless popped up, Contacts will quit when you quit Iris