Notice: This project is unmaintained. But it lives on in a fork!
aerc is an email client for your terminal.
A short demonstration can be found on https://aerc-mail.org/
Join the IRC channel: #aerc on irc.libera.chat for end-user support, and #aerc-dev for development.
On its first run, aerc will copy the default config files to
on Linux or
~/Library/Preferences/aerc on MacOS (or
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/aerc if set)
and show the account configuration wizard.
If you redirect stdout to a file, logging output will be written to that file:
$ aerc > log
For instructions and documentation: see
man aerc and further specific man
pages on there.
Note that the example HTML filter (off by default), additionally needs
dante to be installed.
Recent versions of aerc are available on:
And likely other platforms.
Install the dependencies:
Then compile aerc:
aerc optionally supports notmuch. To enable it, you need to have a recent version of notmuch, including the header files (notmuch.h). Then compile aerc with the necessary build tags:
$ GOFLAGS=-tags=notmuch make
To install aerc locally:
# make install
Send patches and questions to ~email@example.com
Instructions for preparing a patch are available at git-send-email.io
Subscribe to release announcements on ~sircmpwn/aerc-announce
Bugs & todo here: ~sircmpwn/aerc2