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I'm using Mutt as my main email client, but I'm looking for another one for my work email (because of HTML email). I need one that can handle my existing Maildir email, to be able to switch between Mutt and the new one without having to import/export my old emails.

Does anyone know such email client?.

Also I don't want to stop using Fetchmail, Procmail and Exim4. It would be nice to find something similar to Mutt, but with better HTML answering abilities.

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Local email for multiple email cleints [IMAP]

Have you considered using "maildir ready" IMAP server?
It will allow you to access your maildir by many/most email clients.
You may consider "maildir ready" Dovecot IMAP server as "an option zero".

AFAIK two email clients (Evolution and Emacs/Gnus) can use Dovecot in server-less mode to access your personal maildir.

  • Thanks Andrzej, I've installed dovecot and tried it with Claws-Mail, but the former doesn't allow HTML editing. Do you know something lightweight for HTML emails?. – Leonardo Ramé Jul 14 '13 at 11:21
  • Googling for "lightweight linux IMAP client" gets me a lot of hits for Geary. I have never tried it, though. – tripleee Jul 14 '13 at 13:21
  • It seems that Geary fits my needs. – Leonardo Ramé Jul 14 '13 at 15:59

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