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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.



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Janet Casey

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31 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

See the Changelog for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

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


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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