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Notmuch is a command-line based program for indexing, searching, reading, and tagging large collections of email messages.

Notmuch can be used as an email reader, or simply as an indexer and search tool for other MUAs, like mutt. While the command-line program notmuch provides powerful functionality, it does not provide the most convenient interface for that functionality. More sophisticated interfaces are expected to be built on top of either the command-line interface, or more likely, on top of the notmuch library interface. Current interface includes:

The emacs-based interface to notmuch (available under emacs/ in the Notmuch source distribution) is the most widely used at this time.


* Tips and Tricks for using notmuch with Emacs

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel


Download version 0.21 (stable)
released on 30 October 2015

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GPLv3genium31 December 2013

Leaders and contributors

David Bremner maintainer
Carl Worth primary author

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Source requirement gmime >= 2.6.7

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 October 2015.


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