The NeoMutt Project

“Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”


What is it?

NeoMutt is a command line mail reader (or MUA). It’s a fork of Mutt with added features. Read more…

What have you achieved, so far?

Lots of old Mutt patches have been brought up-to-date, tidied and documented.

Notably, the Sidebar patch has now been adopted by upstream Mutt. Read more…

How can I try it out?

NeoMutt is available to download for various distros: Read more…

I need help

Oh, sorry to hear that. If you are a GitHub user, you can raise a Website issue or a NeoMutt code issue.

Alternatively, you can join the NeoMutt IRC channel: irc:// (read about some useful commands), or contact the lead developer, Richard Russon <>

I want to help NeoMutt

Brilliant. There are lots of ways you can contribute to the NeoMutt project.

Whatever your skills, or time available, you can help.

Easy Coding Tasks

These are a great way to start coding on NeoMutt.

A mentor will walk you though all the steps to making your first contribution.


Are you a fluent speaker of a language, other than English?

You could help our translation effort. It’s simple to do and would benefit so many people.


When developing new features, the developers would love to benefit from your experience.

If an issue is labelled “status:discuss”, then you’re encouraged to offer your thoughts and opinions.


For the cost of a cup of coffee (or pint of beer :-) you could bring happiness into the life of NeoMutt creator FlatCap.


We have a Twitter Feed @NeoMutt_Org.

Mailing lists

We have two public mailing lists: Read more…

NeoMutt Users’ Mailing List

Discuss your favourite features, share experiences, swap config files, ask for help…


NeoMutt Developers’ Mailing List

Listen in to the developers, propose new features, offer help…


IRC - irc://

We now have a presence on IRC. To become familiar with IRC read about useful commands. Come, say hello! Please note, that we’re a small group. Therefore, answers might take some time.

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