Send email from Linux Terminal – How to install and use mutt terminal email client

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Mutt is a sophisticated email client for linux terminal. It supports MIME, GPG, PGP and threading. In this tutorial I wont expand to report full use of the software because the whole point is to show you how to setup a basic but promising email notification system for your servers, so you can customize it as much as you want and without waiting some other software to do the job automatically.

Install mutt

Open your terminal and connect with ssh or just type


Send an email from mutt

type :

so simple right?

Send command output via email from muttTips

or (this shows who rebooted the machine)

or (this shows who’s currently logged in)

Period again.

Keep in mind this tutorial. Will be updated with more tips for notifications.

thnx a lot,


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