MUTT – The Ultimate Mailing Client

Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. The current stable public release version is 1.4.2.3; the current development release version is 1.5.21. For more information, refer : http://mutt.org

First of all,

Download Needed files.

Next, Installing Mutt.

for Debian based : $ sudo apt-get install mutt urlview
for RPM based : $ sudo yum install mutt urlview

Thats it, mutt is installed, next you need to have a .muttrc configuration file now. Firstly execute following commands :

$ mkdir ~/.mutt
$ mkdir ~/.mutt/cache
$ mkdir ~/.mutt/cache/{bodies,headers}
$ touch ~/.mutt/certificates

Now look for muttrc file in the tar.gz archive, make changes according to your user,password and set your favourite editor to to compose messages. Place this file into your home directory and rename to .muttrc . Now you’re done, start mutt with :

$ mutt

Basic usage :

enter : To open a message and scroll down in a message
i : To get back to all messages screen
backspace : To scroll up in a message
r : To reply a message
m : To compose
y : To send composed email
left arrow : To go to previous message in reading screen
right arrow : To go to next message in reading screen
c then ? : To go to gmail folder list

That all for now, use “?” at any screen for help menu. Let your mouse, have some sleep ;-).

All email clients suck, this one just sucks less ~ Mutt.
Happy Mutting !

4 thoughts on “MUTT – The Ultimate Mailing Client

  1. Im unable to configure mtt for my Yahoo Account. I have an error in header downloading.
    Can you help me ?

  2. Vigas I can’t really tell from the screenshot in the post that this is the case with you or not but when I use mutt, the order of emails is top to bottom i.e. the latest mails are at the bottom. Is there a way to reverse that, to make it so that the emails are arranged normally?

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