Jun 16, 2017

Mutt is a small, lightweight yet powerful text-based email client for Unix-like operating systems. It is feature rich and some of its remarkable features include:

Mutt is a productivity tool, like vim and emacs, but for email instead of code. You need to invest a lot of time into learning it, refining your configuration, and getting comfortable with its interface. It will originally be as frustrating as giving emacs to a notepad user, but eventually pays off the learning cost in productivity.


  • Easy to install
  • Color support
  • Message threading
  • Support for IMAP and POP3 protocols
  • Delivery status support
  • Supports several mailbox formats such as mbox, MH, maildir, MMDF
  • Support for PGP/MIME (RFC2015)
  • Multiple message tagging
  • Various components to support mailing listing, including list-reply
  • Full control of message headers during composition
  • Active development community and many more