alot – terminal-based mail user agent based on the notmuch mail indexer

alot is a terminal-based mail user agent based on the notmuch mail indexer. alot makes use of existing solutions where possible: It does not fetch, send or edit mails; it lets notmuch handle your mailindex and uses a toolkit to render its display.

It features a modular and command prompt driven interface to provide a full MUA experience as an alternative to the Emacs mode shipped with notmuch.

Alot is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Multiple accounts for sending mails via sendmail.
  • Spawn terminal windows for asynchronous editing of mails.
  • Tab completion and usage help for all commands.
  • Contacts completion using customizable lookups commands.
  • User configurable keyboard maps.
  • Customizable colour and layout themes.
  • Python hooks to react on events and do custom formatting.
  • Forward/reply/group-reply of emails.
  • Printing/piping of mails and threads.
  • Configurable status bar with notification popups.
  • Database manager that manages a write queue to the notmuch index.
  • Full support for PGP/MIME encryption and signing.

Website: github.com/pazz/alot
Support: User Manual, FAQ
Developer: Patrick Totzke and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

alot is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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