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1. Introduction

Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail client. Mutt 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.

1.1 Mutt Home Page

1.2 Mailing Lists

To subscribe to one of the following mailing lists, send a message with the word subscribe in the body to

Note: all messages posted to mutt-announce are automatically forwarded to mutt-users, so you do not need to be subscribed to both lists.

1.3 Software Distribution Sites

For a list of mirror sites, please refer to

1.4 IRC

Visit channel #mutt on OpenProjects.Net ( to chat with other people interested in Mutt.


See the newsgroup comp.mail.mutt.

1.6 Copyright

Mutt is Copyright (C) 1996-2000 Michael R. Elkins <> and others

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111, USA.

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