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command line email client

neo created at1 month ago view count: 8

mutt is best email client in the terminal. http://www.mutt.org/

Some of Mutt's features include:

  • color support
  • message threading
  • MIME support (including RFC2047 support for encoded headers)
  • PGP/MIME (RFC2015)
  • various features to support mailing lists, including list-reply
  • active development community
  • POP3 support
  • IMAP support
  • full control of message headers when composing
  • support for multiple mailbox formats (mbox, MMDF, MH, maildir)
  • highly customizable, including keybindings and macros
  • change configuration automatically based on recipients, current folder, etc.
  • searches using regular expressions, including an internal pattern matching language
  • Delivery Status Notification (DSN) support
  • postpone message composition indefinetly for later recall
  • easily include attachments when composing, even from the command line
  • ability to specify alternate addresses for recognition of mail forwarded from other accounts, with ability to set the From: headers on replies/etc. accordingly
  • multiple message tagging
  • reply to or forward multiple messages at once
  • .mailrc style configuration files
  • easy to install (uses GNU autoconf)
  • compiles against either curses/ncurses or S-lang
  • translation into at least 20 languages
  • small and efficient
  • It's free! (no cost and GPL'ed)


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