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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

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"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


version (stable)
released on 26 May 2007

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

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Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer E-mail
Support E-mail
Help,Support Newsgroup comp.mail.mutt
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build gettext
Required to build libncurses5-dev *or* slang
Weak prerequisite urlview
Weak prerequisite ispell
Weak prerequisite gnupg
Required to use A mail transport agent
Weak prerequisite sgml-tools

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 April 2015.


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