mailutils - GNU mailutils utilities for handling mail

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename mailutils_3.5-3_i386.deb
Package name mailutils
Package version 3.5
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::text-mode mail mail::filters mail::imap mail::pop mail::smtp mail::user-agent network::client protocol::imap protocol::pop3 protocol::smtp protocol::ssl role::program suite::gnu uitoolkit::ncurses works-with::mail
License -
Maintainer Jordi Mallach <>
Download size 563.57 KB
Installed size 937.00 KB
GNU Mailutils is a rich and powerful protocol-independent mail framework.
It contains a series of useful mail libraries, clients, and servers.
This package contains the GNU mailutils versions of dotlock, frm, from,
maidag, mail, messages, mimeview, movemail, readmsg and sieve. They are
capable of speaking POP3, IMAP, mbox, MH and Maildir.
dotlock -- lock mail spool files.
frm -- display From: lines.
from -- display from and subject.
maidag -- the mail delivery agent.
mail -- the standard /bin/mail interface, mail sender and reader.
messages -- count the number of messages in a mailbox.
mimeview -- display files, using mailcap mechanism.
movemail -- move messages across mailboxes.
readmsg -- extract selected messages from a mailbox.
sieve -- a mail filtering tool.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mailutils_3.5-3_amd64.deb 3.5 amd64 Debian Main
mailutils - - -


Name Value
guile-2.2-libs -
libc6 >= 2.4
libfribidi0 >= 0.19.2
libgc1c2 >= 1:7.2d
libgnutls30 >= 3.6.5
libgsasl7 >= 1.1
libkyotocabinet16v5 >= 1.2.76
libldap-2.4-2 >= 2.4.7
libmailutils5 -
libncurses6 >= 6
libpam0g >=
libpython2.7 >= 2.7
libreadline7 >= 6.0
libtinfo6 >= 6
libwrap0 >= 7.6-4~
mailutils-common = 1:3.5-3


Name Value
mail-reader -
mailx -


Type URL
Binary Package mailutils_3.5-3_i386.deb
Source Package mailutils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mailutils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mailutils




2019-03-14 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Set gbp's debian-branch to buster.
* Cherry-pick patch from upstream git to avoid discarding stdin when
mail is used to send email with attachments (closes: #918806).
2019-01-06 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Relax the dependency on a MTA to a recommendation.
Thanks for the suggestion, Josh Triplett (closes: #916992).
* Mark mailutils-doc as MA: foreign.
* Update Standards-Version to 4.3.0, with no changes required.
2018-11-02 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.5-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Build with Guile 2.2.
* Remove mimeview_lexer_format-security.patch, fixed upstream.
2018-10-17 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Jordi Mallach ]
* Update Vcs-* fields for migration to
* Set libexecdir to ${prefix}/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH).
* Move mailutils binary to libmailutils-dev and install auxiliary
mailutils binaries from libexecdir. Thanks to Sergey Poznyakoff for
the detailed bug report and suggested fix (closes: #904366).
* Add Breaks/Replaces to handle libmailutils-dev upgrades.
* Set Rules-Requires-Root to no.
* Update Standards-Version to 4.2.1.
[ Ondřej Nový ]
* d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
2017-11-07 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2017-10-27 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Make mailutils-guile depend on the non-virtual guile-2.0 as first option.
* Add explicit --with-guile to configure as the build should fail if guile
support is left out.
* Remove all patches, all are obsolete with the new upstream.
* Add patch to fix a -Wformat-security FTBFS in mimeview/lexer.l.
* Remove all references to sieve2scm, which has removed upstream.
* Use HTTPS URLs in manpages, copyright file and watch.
* Update Standards-Version to 4.1.1.
2017-09-11 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Oops, correct Vcs-Svn to read Vcs-Git instead.
* Drop tokyocabinet_dependencies.patch, guile_bindir.patch, readline.patch,
10_guile-snarf-CPP.patch, sieve2scm_help_output.patch, hurd.patch: all
merged upstream.
* Update texinfo_fixes.patch, part of it has been merged upstream too.
* Add mu_assoc_ref_fix.patch: Remove a stray call to mu_assoc_ref.
* Add imap4d_list_format-security.patch: fix a build failure when building
with -Werror=format-security.
* Add missing Build-Dependency on dh-python.
* Update shlibs.
* Remove obsolete configure flag and associated comment in README.Debian.
2016-12-25 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:3.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Drop libmailutils_format-security_ftbfs.patch: merged upstream.
* Point watch file to, to track stable releases.

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