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Blat is a Windows (32 & 64 bit) command line utility that sends eMail using SMTP or post to usenet using NNTP.


  • Pedro Mendes - original author
  • Mark Neal - original author
  • Gilles Vollant - author, moderator of the Blat discussion list
  • Tim Charron - author/maintainer from 10/1998 - 6/2003 - Added base64 encoding code, Added multiple binary "-attach"ments, Misc. features and fixes
  • Tim Musson - maintainer starting 6/2003 - moved Blat to
  • Harri Pesonen - improved memory handling, DLL version, small fixes
  • Arthur Donchey - -ss parameter
  • Chip Hyde - miscellaneous features, minor bug fixes, general code clean up, guilty of producing version 2.0.
  • Christophe Henquin - moderator of the Blat discussion list - Added -port, -try and -profile support
  • Toby Korn - Bugfixes, MIME type autodetection
  • the WinVN team - wrote gensock.dll and the excellent WinVN newsreader from which we copied most of Blat's code (PD apps are nice!)
  • Beverly Brown - fixed the argument parsing
  • Bob Beck - added console input (even though we did not use his code in the end...)
  • Axel Skough - added the MIME code, fixed the CC/BCC bug, added the return code, added RFC compliant header support
  • Stephen Gun - Bugfixes

Note: if you know of something / someone missed, please let us know!
Also, I left off eMail addresses intentionally!

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