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GNU Mailutils
Utilities and library for reading and serving mail

Mailutils is a collection of programs for managing, viewing and processing electronic mail. It contains both utilities and server daemons and all operate in a protocol-agnostic way. The underlying libraries are also available, simplifying the addition of mail capabilities to new software.

Several tools are built atop of these libraries and included in the package. Among them are pop3 and imap4 servers, the traditional mailx mail reader, the sieve mail filtering utility and a complete set of MH utilities that can be used with GNU Emacs MH-E mode.


User reference included; User reference manual available in ASCII (plain text), HTML, DVI, Texinfo and Info formats from

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium20 January 2017
LGPLv3orlaterGenium20 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

Alain Magloire Maintainer
Jeff Bailey Maintainer
Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Guile 1.4
Weak prerequisite libtool 1.4.2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.


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