List of useful programs interacting with Mutt
Mail downloading and sending
offlineimap – read/sync your
imapfw – simple and powerful
framework to work with mails, successor of OfflineIMAP
fdm – fetch mail from POP3 or IMAP servers,
or receive local mail from stdin, and deliver it
getmail – simple mail retrieval agent
intended as a replacement for fetchmail. Support for IMAP4, POP3 and SSL
msmtp – is an SMTP client, supports
multiple accounts, TLS/SSL, IDN, DSN and SOCKS Proxy.
isync – may be better than Mutt with IMAP
maildrop – mail delivery agent with
postfix – a Wietse Venema’s mail server that
started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail
program. Now at Google, Wietse continues to support Postfix.
notmuch-abook – Notmuch address
book manager for Vim
goobook – search your Google
Contacts from the command line or Mutt.
abook – text-based address book program
mutt-addressbook – extend
Mutt’s query command using LDAP directories
mates – a very simple, highly
extensible command line address book
Tagging, filtering, searching
afew – initial tagging script for
notmuch – is a mail indexer. Essentially, is
a very thin front end on top of Xapian. It provides Python, Vim, and Emacs
spamassassin – Spam-filtering tool, uses
a variety of spam-detection techniques, including DNS-based and
fuzzy-checksum-based spam detection, Bayesian filtering, external programs,
blacklists and online databases.
procmail – can sort
incoming mail into various directories and filter out spam messages. Procmail
is stable, but no longer maintained.
mairix – an excellent mailbox
searching tool for Mutt. Unmaintained.
nmzmail – another excellent mailbox
searching tool for Mutt.
bogofilter – mail filter that
classifies mail as spam or ham (non-spam) by a statistical analysis of the
message’s header and content (body). The program is able to learn from the
user’s classifications and corrections.
passwordstore.org – password management
tool which tries to be simple and follow the Unix philosophy.
GPG, GnuPG – GNU’s Privacy Guard, a free (FOSS)
replacement for PGP.
Converting text formats
plainMail2HTML enables users of Mutt (and possibly other textual Email clients)
to send HTML-formatted Emails.
antiword – Microsoft Word to TXT converter.
rtf2html – RTF to HTML
converter (which then can be piped through
lynx -stdin -dump -force_html).
pandoc – is a Haskell library for converting from one
markup format to another, and a command line tool that uses this library.
xlhtml – Microsoft
Excel/PowerPoint to HTML converter, see rtf2html.
urlview – extract URLs from a text
file and allow the user to select via a menu
urlscan – Mutt and terminal URL
selector (similar to urlview)
extract_url – a Perl script
that extracts URLs from correctly-encoded MIME email messages or plain text.
notifynotmuch – displays desktop
notifications for unread mail in Notmuch database
notify-osd – Canonical’s
on-screen-display notification agent
The desktop notifications framework provides a standard way of doing passive
pop-up notifications on the Linux desktop. These are designed to notify the
user of something without interrupting their work with a dialog box that they
must close. Passive pop-ups can automatically disappear after a short period
mutt-vid – manage multiple sender
accounts in Mutt
mutt-ics – simple viewer for .ics
files in Mutt
MailtoMutt? – a Cocoa application
which handles mail to URLs, forwarding them to Mutt using AppleScript and
post mode – an Emacs mode for composing
email or Usenet messages for an external user agent (Mutt, slrn, etc.).
t-prot – a program to clean up
various email problems (long signatures, incorrect quoting, etc.).
mswatch use with isync to sync local and
server IMAP stores to track changes as they happen.
muttzilla – make Mutt your
mail reader in Netscape or Mozilla. Unmaintained.