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  • Some of the most known or used email clients on Debian GNU/Linux. This article may sum all the different clients available and link to his specific page (To avoid having each client his install, link section, my oooh lovely theme link. So actually this page contain some stuff that may move soon).


Mozilla Suite

You can use the Mozilla suite email / usenet client.


What is Icedove?

Icedove is a free, open-source and cross-platform mail client for most operating systems based on the Mozilla codebase. It is a robust and easy to use client, similar to Outlook Express, but with some major advantages such as junk mail classification.

How to install Icedove

To install Icedove, simply do:

apt-get update
apt-get install icedove
# install optional language pack
apt-get install icedove-l10n-[language]  # substitude [language] with your locale (for example 'ru' fur Russian)

For Enigmail (GPG Key/Encryption) Support:

apt-get install enigmail

Native language versions are also available.

Icedove and GnuPG

It is possible to use Icedove with GnuPG, it apparently exists one extension to do that, Enigmail.


GNUMail.app is a fully featured mail application running on Linux (or FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc) and Apple Mac OS X. It uses the GNUstep development framework or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the ?OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc.. GNUMail.app is licensed under the GPL, and the full sources of the application are available.

GNUMail.app was written from scratch. It uses Pantomime as its mail handling framework.



see Evolution

Claws Mail




Mutt is a feature rich text based email client that is highly configurable via the single config file ~/.mutt/muttrc . It has support for coloured text, threaded discussion display and GPG/PGP support. Press "?" to show the numerous keyboard shortcuts which allow navigation and email composition at rates approaching the speed of light.

Installing Mutt

apt-get update
apt-get install mutt