A Bare Bones Software press release today announced the release of Mailsmith 1.0, the company’s long-awaited email client program. Although the market for email programs would appear crowded, what with Emailer, Eudora, Netscape Communicator, Outlook Express, QuickMail Pro, and others, Mailsmith promises some unusual features. Mailsmith offers multi-threaded processing that enables it to send and receive and filter mail while you continue to work, filters with multiple criteria and multiple actions, "fuzzy" searching, grep pattern matching in searches and filters, database-based mail storage, full OSA scripting and recording, and of course, the essential text-editing features from BBEdit. Mailsmith has a suggested retail price of $79; existing BBEdit owners can purchase it for $59; and discounts are available for users of other email programs. A demo is available from the Bare Bones FTP site, but it isn’t currently accepting connections.