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Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail client. It is highly configurable, and is well-suited to the mail power user with advanced features like key bindings, keyboard macros, mail threading, regular expression searches, and a powerful pattern matching language for selecting groups of messages.

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Recent releases

  •  31 Oct 2010 16:06

    Release Notes: This release contains major improvements. The most notable user-visible change (aside from a large number of minor bugfixes) is the new $mail_check_recent flag to partially address the major blocker bug for 1.6.

    •  18 Jun 2009 14:01

      Release Notes: This release contains a couple of minor bugfixes and enhancements. Some configuration options have changed their default values (please consult release notes for details). Mutt is still (mostly) in feature freeze for 1.6.

      •  09 Jun 2008 18:01

        Release Notes: This release contains 6 months of bugfixes, documentation improvements, and performance enhancements since the release of 1.5.17, but only one new feature ($time_inc, for controlling the rate at which status updates are displayed). Mutt is still (mostly) in feature freeze for 1.6.

        •  11 Jun 2007 12:24

          Release Notes: This release fixes a number of bugs. Furthermore, the function next-unread-mailbox and the variable $message_cache_clean were added.

          •  27 May 2007 16:49

            Release Notes: This release fixes two security vulnerabilities, a GECOS overflow as reported in CVE-2007-2683, and a possible APOP MD5 collision attack as reported in CVE-2007-1558.

            Recent comments

            10 Apr 2005 06:18 gvy

            docs and samples
            BTW, the Mutt FAQ ( is very useful to read *before* looking at Mutt itself. (we host Russian translation (

            And when someone's in progress of hammering his (or even her) own config file to personal taste and habit samples of already existing configuration are available at ( Worth looking at, must admit.

            Good luck, and if you're tired with e-mail, a couple of days to get used to mutt and make it fit you will pay back quite quickly -- I'd estimate less than two weeks of accomodation time (being ex-Pine user).

            22 Sep 2002 07:40 gt3

            mmm mutt
            mutt is the king of unix MUAs. I recommend reading the muttrc manpage immediately from top to bottom and crafting the perfect .muttrc file for your needs.

            21 Feb 2002 16:54 unixman

            Oh yes!
            Talk about a robust, flexible and powerful email client! Happily using Mutt and loving it!

            08 Aug 2001 23:01 evoltech

            Re: My Fav
            Mutt rules I use lynx to read all my html messages from the console plug it right into .mailcap

            18 Jun 2001 23:22 dcardamo

            My Fav
            This is my favorite mail app out there. Its extremely powerful and configurable.


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