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GNUMail is the official GNUstep mail application and a clone of NeXT's This is a fork of the original project that has several years without activity.

Current Version: 1.4.0

  • Released: February 11, 2023
  • Licensed: GPL 2.0



The current version of is already quite stable and rich in functionalities and will work well for a day-to-day MUA use.


Please check the project's homepage (fork) for a complete feature overview.

GNUMail also uses an extensive number of bundles, some which are more mature than others. These can be disabled simply by either removing or changing their names such as mv /usr/lib/GNUstep/ApplicationSupport/GNUMail/PGP.bundle/ ./PGP.bundle.hide

The Maildir message storage format should be preferred for new users (better performance, more robust).

If you are still using the mbox file format to store your messages and having problems try to delete the cache files. These can be found in your ~/Mailbox subdirectory.

Account preferences are stored in ~/GNUstep/Defaults/.GNUstepDefaults


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