All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.

Posted by Tech Enthusiast on January 2, 2016

Mutt is a widely used text-based email client for Unix-like systems.


sudo apt-get install mutt

Create the directories mutt needs to cache message headers and bodies, and store certificates.

mkdir -p ~/.mutt/cache/headers && mkdir ~/.mutt/cache/bodies && touch ~/.mutt/certificates

Check out my muttrc file. I was getting the error “Server does not support TLS via the STARTTLS command” and “SMTP server does not support authentication” so I changed port 587 to smtps port 465.

Most linux developers use mutt to send patches to mailing lists and maintainers. A thorough guide to send patches using mutt is here

Create a patch to send with mutt

git format-patch -s -o /tmp/ HEAD^

Send the patch with mutt

mutt -H /tmp/0001-<name_of_the_patch>