The world's best email client
aerc is an email client that runs in your terminal. It's highly efficient
and extensible, perfect for the discerning hacker. Check out the screencast
above to get an idea of how it's used.
Notice: aerc is a work in progress. All of the features
below are working, but expect to find bugs.
Some of its more interesting features include:
Editing emails in an embedded terminal tmux-style, allowing you to check
on incoming emails and reference other threads while you compose your
Render HTML emails with an interactive terminal web browser, highlight
patches with diffs, and browse with an embedded
Vim-style keybindings and ex-command system, allowing for powerful
automation at a single keystroke
First-class support for working
with git & email
Open a new tab with a terminal emulator and a shell running for easy
access to nearby git repos for parallel work
Support for multiple accounts, with support for IMAP, Maildir, SMTP, and
sendmail transfer protocols
Asynchronous IMAP support ensures the UI never gets locked up by a flaky
network, as mutt often does
Efficient network usage - aerc only downloads the information which is
necessary to present the UI, making for a snappy and bandwidth-efficient
100% free and open source software!