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  1 +* Welcome to mu!
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  4 + Given the enormous amounts of e-mail many people gather and the importance of
  5 + e-mail message in our work-flows, it's essential to quickly deal with all that
  6 + mail - in particular, to instantly find that one important e-mail you need right
  7 + now.
  8 +
  9 + [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu][mu]] is a tool for dealing with e-mail messages stored in the
  10 + Maildir-format. mu's main purpose is to help you to quickly find the messages
  11 + you need; in addition, it allows you to view messages, extract attachments,
  12 + create new maildirs, and so on. See the [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/cheatsheet.html][mu cheatsheet]] for some examples.
  13 +
  14 + Searching works by first indexing your messages into a Xapian-database, which
  15 + can then be queried using a custom query language.
  16 +
  17 + Built on top of the mu, are some extensions (included in this package):
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  19 + * mu-for-emacs ([[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html][mu4e]]): a full-featured e-mail client that runs inside emacs
  20 + * [[http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu-guile.html][mu-guile]]: bindings for the Guile/Scheme programming language
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  22 + And, there is a toy GTK+-interface called 'mug' (in the 'toys/' subdir)
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  24 + Mu is written in C and a bit of C++, with mu4e written in Emacs-Lisp and
  25 + mu-guile in a mix of C and Scheme.
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  27 + Note, mu is available in Debian/Ubuntu under the name =maildir-utils=,
  28 + apparently because they don't like short name. It's also possible to confuse
  29 + that name with the [[http://mailutils.org/][GNU Mailutils]] project (which is totally unrelated) - but
  30 + now you have been warned.
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