mailutils - GNU mailutils utilities for handling mail

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name mailutils
Package version 2.99.98
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.45 KB
Download size 584.67 KB
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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_2.99.98-2_amd64.deb 2.99.98 amd64 Debian Main
mailutils - - -


Name Value
default-mta -
guile-2.0-libs -
libc6 >= 2.4
libfribidi0 >= 0.19.2
libgc1c2 >= 1:7.2d
libgnutls-deb0-28 >= 3.3.0
libgsasl7 >= 1.1
libkyotocabinet16 >= 1.2.76
libldap-2.4-2 >= 2.4.7
libmailutils4 >= 1:2.99.98
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libpam0g >=
libpython2.7 >= 2.7
libreadline6 >= 6.0
libtinfo5 -
libwrap0 >= 7.6-4~
mail-transport-agent -
mailutils-common = 1:2.99.98-2


Name Value
mail-reader -
mailx -


Type URL
Binary Package mailutils_2.99.98-2_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




2014-10-08 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Ack NMU's, thanks! (Closes: #759359)
* Remove Luk Claes from Uploaders, on request (closes: #723604).
* Bump hardcoded guile dependency to 2.0, (gràcies Aleix! closes: #724272).
* Rename fix-authentication.patch to pop3d_auth_crash.patch.
* Convert libmailutils4 to Multi-Arch.
* Fix filename typo in copyright.
* Bump to Standards-Version 3.9.6.
2014-08-26 - Andreas Metzler <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-1.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* 10_guile-snarf-CPP.diff: Fix FTBFS on *ix86 caused by #759096 (guile-snarf
hard-codes the at-build-time-default-compiler) by explicitely adding
CPP="@CPP@" to guile-snarf's run-time environment.
2014-08-15 - Andreas Metzler <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Switch (build-)depends from libgnutls-dev to libgnutls28-dev. 
Closes: #753129
2014-04-25 - Sebastian Ramacher <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/patches/readline.patch: Fix build issues with recent versions of
readline. (Closes: #741838)
2013-11-22 - Philipp Kern <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add patch by Steve M. Robbins to fix a crash upon authentication.
(Closes: #720060)
2013-07-03 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:2.99.98-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Bump shlibs to 1:2.99.98.
* Drop disable_am_gnu_radius.patch, lber_ldadd.patch, spelling_fixes.patch
and mu-remove_conflicting.patch, all fixed upstream or obsoleted.
* Add texinfo_fixes.patch: fix a few texinfo syntax errors that are now
fatal with texinfo 5.x (closes: #713327).
* Switch from GDBM to Kyoto Cabinet (closes: #714788).
* Add tokyocabinet_dependencies.patch: don't force -lbz2 -lgz -lrt
dependencies when building kyotocabinet support.
* Switch to Guile 2.0.
* Add guile_bindir.patch: don't assume the pkg-config file defines bindir.
Add a hack to append /bin to Guile's prefix.
* Enable dh_autoreconf.
* Switch watch url to
* Explicitly enable python support.
* Unset X-Python-Version.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.4, with no changes needed.
2012-06-22 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:2.99.97-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Both maildir-utils and mailutils ship a “mu” binary, two completely
different programs for different purposes. As maildir-utils has been
around in Debian for years, rename ours to “mu-tool” (closes: #678484).
* Document the above change in README.Debian.
2012-06-21 - Jordi Mallach <>
mailutils (1:2.99.97-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Drop libmu_nntp and libmu_cpp from .shlibs: these interfaces
won't be available until 3.0.
* Drop version mangling from watch file, and look for .xz tarballs.
* Set DEFAULT_CUPS_CONFDIR=/usr/share/cups/mime when configuring, so
mimeview can find the CUPS mime.types file it expects
(closes: #435496, #666041).
* Disable spelling_fixes.patch: it is very nice, but I prefer working
tests (which expect “messsages”).
* This version of GNU mail does not crash when root uses a .mailrc file
(closes: #510949).
* Add set sendmail=/usr/sbin/sendmail to the default mail.rc, to work
around some daemons not installing the /usr/lib/sendmail compatibility
symlink (closes: #440603).

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