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thread-based email index, search, and tagging

Notmuch is an email full-text indexing and tagging engine based on Xapian. The package also provides an Emacs mail client, a Vim frontend and a Mutt integration script.

Many emacs users use it in concert with org-mode to build an efficient productivity platform.


Online manual pages at:

See also this Tips and Tricks for using notmuch with Emacs.

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel

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Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium2 December 2016

Leaders and contributors

David Bremner maintainer
Carl Worth primary author

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
EmacsWiki Homepage
Debian Homepage
User & Developer Mailing List Subscribe
Org Mode Download
Gentoo Homepage
Developer Mailing List Subscribe
FreeBSD Homepage
Developer VCS Repository Webview
NetBSD Homepage
Developer Download
News Homepage
Developer Bug Tracking
Guix Homepage
User & Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Source requirement gmime >= 2.6.7

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 January 2017.


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