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GNU mailutils is a collection of mail-related utilities. At the core of mailutils is libmailbox, a library which provides access to various forms of mailbox files (including remote mailboxes via popular protocols). It also provides support for parsing of RFC-822 style messages and MIME support. The utilities, provided by mailutils include: pop3d, imap4d, comsatd, mail, frm, messages, readmsg, guimb, sieve, mail.local, mail.remote, movemail, and a subset of mh utilities.


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Download version 2.2 (stable)
released on 9 September 2010

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GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010

Leaders and contributors

Alain Magloire Maintainer
Jeff Bailey Maintainer
Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisite Guile 1.4
Weak prerequisite libtool 1.4.2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 August 2010.


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