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3 Mailutils Programs

GNU Mailutils provides a broad set of utilities for handling electronic mail. These utilities address the needs of both system administrators and users.

All utilities are built around a single core subsystem and share many common aspects. All of them are able to work with almost any existing mailbox formats. They use a common configuration file syntax, and their configuration files are located in a single subdirectory.

In this chapter we will discuss each utility, and give some advices on how to use them in various real life situations.

First of all we will describe command line and configuration file syntax.