mu Alternatives

    mu is described as 'tool for dealing with e-mail messages stored in the Maildir-format, on Unix-like systems' and is a Email Client in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to mu for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Thunderbird, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mu are iRedMail (Freemium, Open Source), notmuch (Free, Open Source), Nmzmail (Free, Open Source) and Betterbird (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 7, 2021

    1. Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Mozilla Firefox.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      A fully fledged, free email server solution, an open source project (GPL v2). Use official binary packages from Linux/BSD distributions, with both i386 and x86_64 support. Easy, fast deployment in LESS THAN 1 MINUTE. View YouTube Video to check how easy it is.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Notmuch is a system for indexing, searching, reading, and tagging large collections of email messages. It uses the Xapian library to provide fast, full-text search of very large collection of email with a very convenient search syntax.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      nmzmail is a tool, primarily to be used with mutt, for indexing and searching maildir folders. Based on the result of a search query using the search
    2. Betterbird is a fine-tuned version of Mozilla Thunderbird, Thunderbird on steroids, if you will.
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    3. Astroid is a Mail User Agent. As such, all Astroid provides is a graphical interface to your email. Thus, Astroid enables you to launch actions that rely on the performance of other programs to actually fetch, sync, index, search and send your email.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Columba is an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internalionalization support. Its a powerful mail management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.4, released in March 2007, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    4. Multi-Account Zoho client for Mac.
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    5. Navigate messages with zooms and swipes across your messages.
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