Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. Some of its features include:
mutt-18.104.22.168: description + notes
Though written from scratch, Mutt's initial interface was based largely on the ELM mail client. To a large extent, Mutt is still very ELM-like in presentation of information in menus (and in fact, ELM users will find it quite painless to switch as the default key bindings are identical). As development progressed, features found in other popular clients such as PINE and MUSH have been added, the result being a hybrid, or ``mutt.'' At present, it most closely resembles the SLRN news client.
- color support
- message threading
- MIME support (including RFC2047 support for encoded headers)
- POP3 and IMAP4 support
- support for multiple mailbox formats (mbox, MMDF, MH, maildir)
- highly customizable, including key bindings
- searches using regular expression
- Delivery Status Notification (DSN) support
- PGP/MIME (RFC2015)
- postpone message composition for later recall
- include attachments from the command line when composing
- reply to or forward multiple messages at once
- .mailrc style configuration files
- small and efficient
- It's freeware!
In addition to the man page, documentation for this distribution can be found in
/usr/freeware/doc/mutt. The official Mutt home page has more information, including notes on how to configure mutt to use gpg.
This distribution is built with support for
Note: when running over a slow connection mutt's built-in terminal handling code has problems with multi-code keys (usually arrow keys, but function- and keypad-keys may have problems too). You can work around these problems by setting up alternate key bindings in your
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