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Mutt is a textbased, very powerful mailclient. Why I like mutt:

Community

Addons

Everyone using mailboxes in mbox-format should have a look at grepmail for searching in mailfolders, grepm is a nice wrapper for using grepmail inside mutt. For searching in maildir- and MH-mailboxes use mairix.

Very usefull is lbdb - The Little Brother's Database. With lbdb (just include lbdb-fetchaddr within your procmail-config) you can query mail-adresses (via lbdbq) from within mutt. Easy to setup, easy to use and nothing to do any more ;)

Mutt:

mutt screenshot

Notice: this is an own, selfmade color-setup, the original mutt-colors are very dark ;).
More Screenshots at mutt.org/screenshots/

Hacks

If you are using mutt with a light-colored setup (have a look at my screenshot above) you might be annoyed by the dark strip next to gnupg-output. A small hack and the annoying stripes are removed. A "diff -urN ../mutt-1.5.4-orig/muttlib.c muttlib.c" shows:

--- ../mutt-1.5.4-orig/muttlib.c    2003-05-03 23:28:38.000000000 +0200
+++ muttlib.c   2003-07-29 16:49:36.000000000 +0200
@@ -1221,7 +1221,8 @@
 void state_mark_attach (STATE *s)
 {
   if ((s->flags & M_DISPLAY) && !mutt_strcmp (Pager, "builtin"))
-    state_puts (AttachmentMarker, s);
+    //state_puts (AttachmentMarker, s);  // remove this
+    ;
 }
 
 void state_attach_puts (const char *t, STATE *s)

Then adjust your .muttrc:

set display_filter = 'egrep -v "^gpg: (.*Good signature*|.*aka*)|\[--.*PGP output.*--\]|\[GNUPG:\] \
(.*SIG_ID*|.*VALIDSIG*|.*TRUST_ULTIMATE)"'
and the gnupg-output is not that long anymore.

If you want to shorten the GPG-output you might want to use my patch: mutt-1.5.4i-light_colors_pgp.diff - this patch includes the above mentioned change. See also Christian Schneiders gpg-wrap.sh with:

sed -n '/\[--.*PGP output follows.*--\]/,/\[--.*End of PGP output.*--\]/!p'

Mutt can be used also as a nntp-newsreader, patches are available at http://mutt.org.ua/.

Patches-Overview: http://www.mutt.org/links.html#patch and my mutt-patches-webpage.

Download

www.mutt.org/download.html

or current source via CVS:

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.mutt.org:/home/roessler/cvs login && \
cvs -z3 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.mutt.org:/home/roessler/cvs co mutt

Ressources

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