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 and some of these
features are not working yet. Everything shown in the screencast works
today.

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
    replies
  • Render HTML emails with an interactive terminal web browser, highlight
    patches with diffs, and browse with an embeddedlesssession
  • Vim-style keybindings and ex-command system, allowing for powerful
    automation at a single keystroke
  • First-class support forworking
    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
  • CalDAV and CardDAV support for synchronizing contacts & calendar events
  • 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
    experience
  • 100% free and open source software!

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