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1 * Welcome to mu!
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3 Given the enormous amounts of e-mail many people gather and the importance of
4 e-mail message in our work-flows, it's essential to quickly deal with all that
5 mail - in particular, to instantly find that one important e-mail you need right
6 now.
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8 [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu][mu]] is a tool for dealing with e-mail messages stored in the
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9 Maildir-format. =mu='s purpose in life is to help you to quickly find the
10 messages you need; in addition, it allows you to view messages, extract
11 attachments, create new maildirs, and so on. See the [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/cheatsheet.html][mu cheatsheet]] for some
12 examples. =mu= is fully documented.
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14 After indexing your messages into a [[http://www.xapian.org][Xapian]]-database, you can search them using
15 a custom query language. You can use various message fields or words in the
16 body text to find the right messages.
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18 Built on top of the mu, are some extensions (included in this package):
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20 - mu-for-emacs ([[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html][mu4e]]): a full-featured e-mail client that runs inside emacs
21 - [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu-guile.html][mu-guile]]: bindings for the Guile/Scheme programming language (version 2.0
22 and later)
23 - a toy GTK+-interface called 'mug' (in the 'toys/' subdir)
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25 =mu= is written in C and a bit of C++ (to interface with Xapian), with =mu4e=
26 written in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs-Lisp][Emacs-Lisp]] and =mu-guile= in a mix of C and Scheme.
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28 Note, =mu= is available in Debian/Ubuntu under the name =maildir-utils=;
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29 apparently because they don't like short name. It's also possible to confuse
30 that name with the [[http://mailutils.org/][GNU Mailutils]] project (which is totally unrelated) - but
31 now you have been warned.
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