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I'm after suggestions about "better" mail clients than Mutt, principally for FOSS dev. My baseline is Mutt because I used it before and it basically does what I expect, but I'm not sure whether more recent alternatives do things "better".

My requirements:

  • Talks to an IMAP server (Gmail) and probably speaks SMTP (but I'm happy to set up a local MTA if needed)
  • Deals well with mailing lists—the threading support in Mutt is great, is there anything better?
  • Ability to interleave quotes, my response and code—in Mutt this is basically up to me and my editor (emacs and vim when remote) but I've seen some clients use Markdown
  • Can be accessed from Ubuntu and OS X

I don't have any great preference if it's a local program or web-based—but I'd prefer not to move my data off to another third-party.

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    Have you tried Notmuch with mutt? You'd get to keep your email client, but supercharge it with fast indexing tools. It's not much, but it'll definitly improve your experience. Here's the documentation page for notmuch-mutt – Tymric Jun 23 '15 at 11:45
  • Not used notmuch, but have used similar tools for indexing local mail—and I'd prefer to leave mail on an IMAP server – Sam Mason Jun 23 '15 at 13:35
  • You haven't set any criteria that are not fulfilled by mutt. Why change? – anarcat Oct 20 '17 at 12:48

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