A pretty good email client
README.md: add maintenance notice
lib/ui/textinput: Optimize ensureScroll
README: freenode -> libera.chat



You can also use your local clone with git send-email.


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 ~/.config/aerc 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 w3m and dante to be installed.


#Binary Packages

Recent versions of aerc are available on:

And likely other platforms.

#From Source

Install the dependencies:

Then compile aerc:

$ make

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 ~sircmpwn/aerc@lists.sr.ht

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