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Text based mail reader

Mutt is a text based mail user agent that supports MIME, PGP/MIME, POP3, IMAP, threading, and color. Its default keybindings are much like elm, but keybindings are fully configurable; Mush and PINE-like ones are provided as examples. It handles MMDF, MH, and maildir in addition to regular mbox format. Messages may be indefinitely postponed. The program overall is configurable through an rc file.


User manual available in HTML format from; User manual available in text format from; sssser FAQ available in HTML format from
"IRC Help" IRC Help channel

"IRC development" IRC development channel


version (stable)
released on 26 May 2007

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Janet Casey

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31 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

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Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to useA mail transport agent
Weak prerequisitesgml-tools
Required to buildgettext
Required to buildlibncurses5-dev *or* slang
Weak prerequisiteurlview
Weak prerequisiteispell
Weak prerequisitegnupg

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2018.


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