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Wanderlust - Yet Another Message Interface on Emacsen

Wanderlust is a mail/news management system with IMAP4rev1 support for Emacs. It was originally developed by Yuuichi Teranishi.

For documentation, see also: Wanderlust on EmacsWiki


  • Implementation in elisp only.

  • Support of IMAP4rev1, NNTP, POP(POP3/APOP), MH and Maildir.

  • Integrated access to messages based on Folder Specifications like Mew.

  • Key bindings and mark processing like Mew.

  • Management of threads and unread messages.

  • Folder mode to select and edit subscribed folders.

  • Message cache, Disconnected Operation.

  • MH-like Fcc (Fcc: %Backup is possible).

  • Full support of MIME (by SEMI).

  • Draft editing of mail and news as a same interface.

  • Icon based interface for the list of Folder (XEmacs and Emacs 21).

  • Skip fetching of a large message part of MIME(IMAP4).

  • Server side searching (IMAP4), internationalized searching is available.

  • Virtual folder.

  • Compressed folder.

  • Automatic expiration of old messages.

  • Automatic refiling.

  • Draft templates.


See: `Install'

Mailing List

You can get information and help via the mailing list at:

Emails to the English list are forwarded to the Japanese list.

To subscribe, send an email to wl-ctl@ml.gentei.org (Japanese) or wl-en-ctl@ml.gentei.org (English). Use subscribe YOUR NAME as subject and body. To unsubscribe, use unsubscribe as body. To get help, use # guide as body.


The source code repository is available at Github. Patches that fix bugs and improve Wanderlust are welcome and can be sent to the Wanderlust mailing list.