Mutt is a mostly-textual mail reader with IMAP support. It's usually used on Unix.
Mutt can access Archiveopteryx archives via IMAP. Its friend msmtp can be used to send outgoing mail from mutt via Archiveopteryx.
Mutt's IMAP support is extremely costly on big mailboxes. It downloads a lot of information about all messages every time it opens a mailbox, and caches absolutely nothing. Performance is particularly weak if PostgreSQL 8.1 is used. (We recommend using PostgreSQL 8.3 anyway.)
Mutt can be compiled using TLS support from either
OpenSSL. If it's compiled with
GnuTLS and used with Archiveopteryx 3.1.2 or earlier, then a GnuTLS
bug results in the error message
tls_socket_read (A TLS packet with
unexpected length was received.) and the connection is
aborted. Mutt compiled with OpenSSL works well.
We suggest disabling auth-anonymous if Mutt is to be used, since Mutt prefers to log in as Anonymous even if explicitly told to use a different login name.
Mutt occasionally crashes if you use both it and another client to
access the same mailbox at the same time, particularly if you delete
mail with the other client. This is a mutt problem; it doesn't handle
the kind of situations described in RFC 2180
IMAP4 Multi-Accessed Mailbox Practice, published July
In case of questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: 2010-11-19