NeoMutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail client. NeoMutt 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. NeoMutt Home Page

The homepage can be found at

2. Mailing Lists

3. NeoMutt Online Resources

Issue Tracking System

Bugs may be reported on the devel mailing list, or on GitHub:


For the IRC user community, visit channel #neomutt on

4. Contributing to NeoMutt

There are various ways to contribute to the NeoMutt project.

Especially for new users it may be helpful to meet other new and experienced users to chat about NeoMutt, talk about problems and share tricks.

Since translations of NeoMutt into other languages are highly appreciated, the NeoMutt developers always look for skilled translators that help improve and continue to maintain stale translations.

For contributing code patches for new features and bug fixes, please refer to the developer pages at for more details.

5. Typographical Conventions

This section lists typographical conventions followed throughout this manual. See table Table 1.1, “Typographical conventions for special terms” for typographical conventions for special terms.

Table 1.1. Typographical conventions for special terms

Item Refers to...
printf(3) UNIX manual pages, execute man 3 printf
<PageUp> named keys
<create-alias> named NeoMutt function
^G Control+G key combination
$mail_check NeoMutt configuration option
$HOME environment variable

Examples are presented as:

neomutt -v

Within command synopsis, curly brackets ( {}) denote a set of options of which one is mandatory, square brackets ( []) denote optional arguments, three dots denote that the argument may be repeated arbitrary times.

6. Copyright

NeoMutt is Copyright © 2015-2024 Richard Russon and friends.

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., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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