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Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: BSD-3-clause
Interface: CLI
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First release: 2012

mmh (meillo’s mail handler) – a mail user agent (reader/sender), a command-line based mail reader that is powerful and extensible. mmh is an excellent choice for people who receive and process a lot of mail.

Unlike most mail user agents, mmh is not a single program, rather it is a set of programs that are run from the shell. This allows the user to utilize the full power of the Unix shell in coordination with mmh.

Mmh is a modified version of the electronic mail handling system nmh. Nmh (new MH) itself was originally based on the package MH-6.8.3, and was intended to be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH. In contrast, mmh is not intended to be a drop-in replacement for nmh, rather mmh breaks compatibility to nmh in order to modernize and simplify it.