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debian_dummy 05-01-2004 10:34 PM

Recommendations for a simple console based mail client ?
Hi all,

What console maill client would you recommend and why ?

I'm currently setting up a Debian Woody server via the console - no X system.
I am using screen and exim and need your recommendations for a useable console email client.
I have no vi skills and don't want to learn any.
I need to send simple emails without fancy formatting or read receipts etc to local addresses.
I only want a client from stable.

I did a apt-cache search mail and got a lot of hits.

I searched the Debian package list at

and also found some more at

Decisions, decisions :-)

TheOther1 05-01-2004 10:58 PM

I like mutt but you actually compose in vi...

debian_dummy 05-01-2004 11:32 PM

I just installed MUTT and it seems to use Nano as the editor, nice little menus at the top to tell me what keystrokes to use etc etc.

Follow up - I have been using MUTT for a few hours now and it's fine. No bizarro key combinations needed !


llamakc 05-02-2004 09:47 AM

check and look for .muttrc files or google them. You can set any particular editor you want to use.


set editor="nano -t -r 72"
That's what I use. Works great.

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