With Marathon 2.0 there is now a highly improved Marathon Version available compared with version 1.7 there are signaficant changes in many points. In this version are many enhancements requested by users, to make Marathon 2.0 to more than a simple email client.
Of course there is still the functionality in Marathon 2.0 that was available already in version 1.7. Additional there are above all functions, that makes the archive and management of messages much easier and more comfortable than before. But there are many new functionalities, too. This give the program the same ease of use and capabilities that are well known by programs for the PC or MAC.
Tree structure It is now possible to manage messages inside a tree structure, like it is common in other mail programs. By the possibility to arrange messages in folders and sub folders it is now possible to create a structured organization. This makes it much easier to find a message again after a while. The tree structure can be easily handled with drag and drop actions, every folder may be restructured by simply moving it to the appropriate position. Also a message my be dropped easily on any entry to move it into a message folder.
Additionaly the tree structure is able to manage identities inside of the tree. Also identities are a new feature of Marathon 2.0. This allows you to manage different configuration profiles within one mailbox in the program. It may be different configurations for one provider or it maybe different configurations for several providers.
The old presentation of the mail folders are now called the favorite window, which may only contain the most important message folders. By the favorite window it is still possible to have a quick access to these important folders. The favorite window is of course fully configurable and you may decide which of the folders may be in it. This can be done easily by Drag & Drop too, or with the corresponding entry from the context menu. Also the favorite window may contain a reference to any identity to allow a quick access to the email account.
But there are also some improvements inside the editor. Beside smaller changes there are also additional functions, which make the creation of messages easier. I.E. it is now possible to undo every change by the UNDO function, but also it is now possible to load a text file directly into the editor and by the Find and Find & Replace functions there is now the functionality that is well known by word processing software.
To reduce seeking email address of a receipient of a message, the editor now is enhanced by a auto completion feature. This means, if you enter something into an address field of the editor the editor seeks for already known address and proposes you the best matching entry. This means that is often enough to entry only the first characters of an address and the rest of it will be completed automatically.
The integration of message filters, it is now possible to automate message processing. Filters may be defined for incoming messages or any other message folder. There are extensive possible conditions, but there are several action too, that may be defined. It is i.E. possible to move a newsletter automatically into a newsletters folder by simply defining one filter.
The POP-Window for message receivement is now improved by a toolbar, and can be now used like any other window in the program. It is now possible to define the action "Receive", "Delete" and "Receive & Delete" for any message and to execute this definition within a single step. It is now possible too, to check for messages in the background. This is most important in MultiTasking environments, where Marathon may be put in the background. If there are incoming messages during the online session they are automatically detected by the programm and you will be notified by a notification window or an sound file (AVR or a WAV file) will be played (PSG/DMA).
The Program provides the following features:
There are some other new functionalities: