The Mutt RPM Team: mutt RPMs
``All mail clients suck. This one just sucks
- Michael Elkins (original Mutt "Inventor"),
It's dead Jim!
If you've been to this site in the past years, you will have noticed
that there is nothing going on anymore. Yes, that's right, even though
I'm sorry to admit it: It's dead. As I don't have any more time left
to spend on this, there will definitely be no more updates. In
addition, there is hardly any need to package mutt these days - all
major distributions stay up-to-date with the development versions of
mutt and usually include things like "compressed folders" and more
out-of-the-box, so the old "muttix" packages don't have much to offer
I shall leave the existing pages in place for now for historical
reasons, but that will be it. Sorry folks, and thanks to all who
helped in the past to make this happen while it lasted!
Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail
client. Mutt is highly configurable, and is well suited to
the power user with advanced features like key
bindings, keyboard macros, mail threading, regular
expression searches and a powerful pattern matching language
for selecting groups of messages.
For more information, see the
Mutt Home Page.
The Mutt RPM Team used to be a small group of volunteers
dedicated to providing RPMs for our favourite mail program
on our favourite Linux distributions. This group effort
got started some time shortly before mutt 1.0.x was released and died
a slow death some time between 2005 and 2009.
All our (S)RPMs can be found via the navigation menu to
the left (at the top for Lynx users).
- 11/11/2009: Officially declared dead!
See disclaimer above…
- 16/07/2005: Web Site Overhaul
As some of you may have noticed, there have been a few
problems with this site in the past few days. This was due
to me revamping my whole site. Hopefully, everything is
working again. I have more plans (e.g. I want to add a
section for mutt 1.5.x), but my time is extremely limited,
so I'm not making any promises… :-(
- 21/11/2004: mutt 188.8.131.52 RPMs
for Aurora Sparc Linux 2 (1.92)
Thomas just added RPMs for
Aurora Sparc Linux 2 (1.92)
- 16/02/2004: mutt 184.108.40.206 RPMs for RHL
Thanks to Dominik, we now also have new RPMs for
Red Hat Linux 7.x
First mutt 220.127.116.11 RPMs have arrived!
Yes, the first RPMs for mutt 18.104.22.168 are available:
We've started off with RPMs for Aurora Sparc Linux 1.x and
Fedora Core 1 (NEW!).
CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE:
IMPORTANT: mutt 1.4.1
contains a security bug
(see The Mutt Home
Page for more information) - please make sure
to upgrade to mutt 22.214.171.124 as soon as possible!
Please note that from this release
on, our RPMs will have SSL enabled as per
default. Our SRPMs have code to support non-SSL
builds, so you can build such an RPM yourself. If we
get enough requests, we'll probably consider
providing non-SSL RPMs as well. Please
let Thomas know!
Also, Red Hat Linux 6.x will no longer be supported,
due to lack of maintainer.
mutt 126.96.36.199 RPMs are on the way!
No, we're not dead… There are still
some RPM teamers out there and yes, we are busy with
mutt 188.8.131.52. Coming soon…
However, we still need help! Fedora Core 1,
Aurora Sparc Linux 1.0, Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red
Hat Linux 8 are already catered for, but if you own a
machine with SuSE 8.x/9.x or Red Hat Linux 9 and
have time on your hands to help us, please give us a
shout. THANK YOU!
- 24/03/2003: Release 2 of mutt 1.4.1 RPMs -
still need help!
Due to a bug in our scripts, the RPMs for Aurora
Sparc Linux did not include the translation files
for non-English languages. Therefore, we made a
second release with this bug corrected. Only Aurora
users might want to upgrade, at least, if they want
to use languages other than English. All other users
don't need to upgrade.
And we still need folks to help with other distros!
mutt 1.4.1 RPMs released - need help!
We're pleased to announce that we've uploaded the
first RPMs for mutt 1.4.1! There are more to
follow. BTW: We urgently need someone who is willing
to take over the RHL 8.x or Mandrake support!
- 21/03/2003: mutt 1.4.1 RPMs in the Making!
We're busy with getting the RPMs for mutt 1.4.1 out
- watch this space!
- 20/03/2003: Big Changes Ahead!
Linuxatwork has deserted us. They've taken
mutt.linuxatwork.at down without even
noticing us - nor did they respond to any mails sent
to them. They've been a great help in the past, but
this behaviour is just plain rude. As a consequence,
"Muttix" will be hosted on Thomas' own
server (www.ribbrock.org) in the future. The
downside of this is that the connection isn't
very fast - our appologies for this!
Further, the "Woodsoup" site has now officially been
declared dead. I will make the SRPM for mutt-1.0
available on this site as well, but not all the RPMs
As a result of these changes, I've restructured
the web site a bit. Legacy support (i.e. older
versions) has shrunk considerably. Also, be
aware that some of the RPMs might not be local
to this server, but are stored elsewhere - this
is again due to resource limitations.
- 04/07/2002: Yes, we're still alive!
Ok, it has been quiet - sorry! Thomas is still on
holidays, so no news on the website… He'll be
back on 10/07/2002 and hopefully things will
pick up again thereafter…
- 29/05/2002: mutt 1.4i RPMs released!
First action after I'm back: Get those RPMs on the site…
- 21/05/2002: Thomas is back!
I will never make any estimates about renovating
anymore, promise… :-) It took much longer
than anticipated, but I'm back, so this page should
get updated again - and just in time, seeing the
- 30/01/2002: Main Site Mutt RPM Team in Freeze!
Due to Thomas being busy moving house, the main site
of the Mutt RPM Team
will be frozen for at
least the coming two weeks. For the latest updates,
please refer to our
- 28/01/2002: mutt 1.3.27i RPMs released!
RPMs for mutt-1.3.27i are now available on this site!
Please note that it will take a while before we'll be
able to provide the full choice of distros you're used to
from our mutt-1.2 series, but in due time we'll get there…
- 28/01/2002: Mutt RPM Team Main Site on mutt-1.4!
Finally! Out main site has switched to mutt-1.4! Which
means that we'll provide RPMs for the official
mutt-1.3.x during the ramp-up to 1.4 on these
pages. As soon as mutt-1.4.0 has been released, we'll
move from the 1.3.x betas to the release version, so
watch this space!
For those interested in the old mutt-1.2 RPMs, they
can be found on our
site now. That site is mainly for
archival purposes - we do no longer maintain mutt-1.2
RPMs. Should you see an urgent need for more
up-to-date mutt-1.2 RPMs, please let us know!
- 21/01/2002: mutt 1.3.26i RPMs (Beta) released!
Beta-RPMs for mutt-1.3.26i can now be found on our
Mutt BETA RPMs
- 07/01/2002: mutt 1.3.25i RPMs (Beta) released!
They're here - the first RPMs for mutt-1.3.25i.
They're still release 0.1, hence beta,
but we hope to release a "-1" RPM soon. Until then,
you can find the Beta RPMs on our
Mutt BETA RPMs
- 05/01/2002: mutt 1.3.25i delayed
Happy New Year everybody!
mutt 1.3.25i is out, but unfortunately, the compressed
folder patch has not been updated yet, hence no RPMs
yet. We'll keep an eye on things…
- 19/12/2001: mutt 1.3.24i finally arrived
I finally got round to add mutt-1.3.24i to our
site. It's not in its final place on the main site
yet, but still resides on our
Mutt BETA RPMs
site. This will
hopefully change soon…
- 15/11/2001: Mirror Site Open
- 19/10/2001: Mutt RPM User Poll Results!
- 10/09/2001: Mutt RPM User Poll
To find out what RPMs are on the wishlists of mutt
users, we started a "Mutt RPM User Poll". We're
looking forward to see the outcome…
- 05/09/2001: Mutt BETA Program
As the next stable version of mutt is drawing closer, the
RPM Team is slowly starting a BETA program. We'll be bulding
RPMs for the Public Beta
versions of mutt,
i.e. those 1.3.x releases that are announced on the
These RPMs will be available at our
Please note that these RPMs are BETA - feedback is
welcome, but use them at your OWN RISK!
More helping hands are always welcome! If you have a RPM
based Linux system and if you have a bit of time at your
hands, how about joining us in the effort to provide mutt
RPMs for more distributions? If you feel like joining, please
drop Thomas a note!
Last Updated: 22/11/2004