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"All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less." -me, circa 1995

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Mutt 1.8.0 was released on February 24, 2017. This release has several new features, and a couple incompatible changes. Please see the UPDATING file for details.

Mutt 1.7.2 was released on December 4, 2016. This is a bug-fix release, primarily fixing build issues with OpenSSL 1.1 and GPGME 1.8.

Mutt 1.7.1 was released on October 8, 2016. This is a bug-fix release, fixing an imap segfault along with several other small issues.

Mutt 1.7.0 was released on August 18, 2016. This release has several new features. Please see the UPDATING file for details.

Mutt 1.6.2 was released on July 6, 2016. This is a bug-fix release, fixing two issues found with 1.6.1.

Mutt 1.6.1 was released on May 1, 2016. This is a bug-fix release, fixing three issues found with 1.6.0.

Mutt 1.6.0 was released on April 4, 2016. This stable release has an enormous number of changes compared to the 1.4 series. Please review the changes file for an overview of changes since the 1.4 series, or the UPDATING file for a more detailed breakdown by each previous development release.

Mutt was released on June 9, 2007. This release fixes CVE-2007-2683 (gecos overflow) and CVE-2007-1558 (APOP MD5 collision attack).

Mutt was released on July 14, 2006. This release fixes CVE-2006-3242, a buffer overflow that could be triggered by a malicious IMAP server.

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General Info

Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. The current stable public release version is 1.8.0. For more information, see the following:


Some of Mutt's features include:

Though written from scratch, Mutt's initial interface was based largely on the ELM mail client. To a large extent, Mutt is still very ELM-like in presentation of information in menus (and in fact, ELM users will find it quite painless to switch as the default key bindings are identical). As development progressed, features found in other popular clients such as PINE and MUSH have been added, the result being a hybrid, or "mutt." At present, it most closely resembles the SLRN news client. Mutt was originally written by Michael Elkins but is now developed and maintained by the members of the Mutt development mailing list.


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