mutt - text-based mailreader supporting MIME, GPG, PGP and threading

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name mutt
Package version 1.9.4
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 3.59 KB
Download size 847.42 KB
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Mutt is a sophisticated text-based Mail User Agent. Some highlights:
* MIME support (including RFC1522 encoding/decoding of 8-bit message
headers and UTF-8 support).
* PGP/MIME support (RFC 2015).
* Advanced IMAP client supporting SSL encryption and SASL authentication.
* POP3 support.
* ESMTP support.
* Message threading (both strict and non-strict).
* Keybindings are configurable, default keybindings are much like ELM;
Mush and PINE-like ones are provided as examples.
* Handles MMDF, MH and Maildir in addition to regular mbox format.
* Messages may be (indefinitely) postponed.
* Colour support.
* Highly configurable through easy but powerful rc file.
* Support for compressed mailboxes.
* An optional Sidebar.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mutt_1.9.4-3ubuntu0.1_i386.deb 1.9.4 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
mutt_1.9.4-3ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb 1.9.4 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
mutt_1.9.4-3_i386.deb 1.9.4 i386 Ubuntu Main
mutt - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libgnutls30 >= 3.5.6
libgpgme11 >= 1.2.0
libgssapi-krb5-2 >= 1.14+dfsg
libidn11 >= 1.13
libncursesw5 >= 6
libsasl2-2 -
libtinfo5 >= 6
libtokyocabinet9 >= 1.4.47


Name Value
imap-client -
mail-reader -


Name Value
mutt-kz -
mutt-patched -


Type URL
Binary Package mutt_1.9.4-3_amd64.deb
Source Package mutt

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mutt deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mutt




2018-03-13 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
+ added upstream/886104-abort_noattach.patch which replaces the patch in
the previous version
2018-03-06 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
+ added debian-specific/886104-abort_noattach.patch (Closes: 886104).
2018-03-04 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* debian/control:
+ Standards-Version upgraded to 4.1.3, no changes required.
+ VCS-* fields changed as we moved to
+ Set Rules-Requires-Root: binary-targets as mutt_dotlock requires the
suid bit.
* debian/copyright:
+ Moved wildcard to first entry as requested by lintian.
+ Updated year for my contributions to 2018.
2018-01-27 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2017-12-16 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2017-11-25 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/NEWS: adding a more detailed message about the new mailcap behavior
for text/html content.
* debian/{rules,control}: removed any reference to notmuch.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 4.1.1; no changes required.
* debian/patches:
+ rewrote Md.etc_mailname_gethostbyname.patch and renamed it to
882690-use_fqdn_from_etc_mailname.patch (Closes: 882690)
* bumped dh compat to 10, removed B-D on dh_autoreconf (now it's a
dependency of dh).
2017-11-22 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control: remove a reference to Neomutt in the description.
2017-11-22 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/mutt.maintscript: remove notmuch config file, this time for real
(Closes: 882320)
2017-11-21 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
+ upstream/749483-conststrings.patch: removed, already upstream, albeit in
a different way
+ performance improvements for imap and maildir open times backported from
mutt head:
* upstream/fast-imap-flag-handling.patch
* upstream/imap-poll-timeout.patch
* upstream/maildir-hash.patch
* debian/extra/rc/notmuch.rc: removed as notmuch is not in the upstream
source code yet (Closes: 882320)
2017-11-20 - Antonio Radici <>
mutt (1.9.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
+ switched to the official source code (Closes: 870635)
+ added more information in the NEWS file explaining the changes.
* debian/patches:
+ upstream/865822-restore-defaults.patch updated so that the debug file is
correctly named and initialized.
+ removed the following patches because they were either applied upstream
or not relevant:
* upstream/693993-manpage-corrections.patch
* upstream/749483-conststrings.patch
* upstream/fix_doc_builddir.patch
* upstream/fix_spelling_error.patch
* upstream/865822-restore-defaults.patch
* neomutt-devel/866366-index_format-corruption.patch
+ all remaining patches refreshed.
* debian/control:
+ ensure correct attribution to the mutt source code for the sidebar and
the compressed folder features.
* debian/extra/lib/mailspell: stop using the deprecated tmpnam()
(Closes: 866312).

See Also

Package Description
mutter-common_3.28.1-1ubuntu1_all.deb shared files for the Mutter window manager
mutter_3.28.1-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb lightweight GTK+ window manager
myspell-eo_2.1.2000.02.25-55_all.deb Esperanto dictionary for myspell
myspell-et_20030606-27_all.deb Estonian dictionary for MySpell
myspell-fa_0.20070816-3_all.deb Persian (Farsi) dictionary for myspell
myspell-fo_0.4.2-11_all.deb Faroese dictionary for myspell
myspell-ga_2.0-25_all.deb Irish (Gaeilge) dictionary for OpenOffice and Mozilla
myspell-gv_0.50-13_all.deb Manx Gaelic dictionary for myspell
myspell-hy_0.20.0-2_all.deb Armenian dictionary for myspell
myspell-lv_0.9.6-5_all.deb Latvian dictionary for Myspell
myspell-nr_20070206-4ubuntu3_all.deb The Ndebele dictionary for myspell
myspell-ns_20070206-4ubuntu3_all.deb Northern Sotho dictionary for myspell
myspell-ss_20070206-4ubuntu3_all.deb The Swazi dictionary for myspell
myspell-st_20070206-5ubuntu2_all.deb The Southern Sotho dictionary for myspell
myspell-tn_20070206-4ubuntu3_all.deb The Tswana dictionary for myspell