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

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