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Looking for mailer client for OEL 6

user303206 Newbie
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Hello everyone, I am moving an Oracle EBS suite/installaion from RHEL Linux X86 to OEL X86_64. On the RHEL X86 application tier, I wrote a small concurrent manager extension that emails concurrent output to users via the mutt client. Unfortunately, I am not having much success locating a lightweight mailer like mutt nor can I locate a 64 bit kit for mutt. Can anyone suggest an light weight mail client that will build on OEL6.3 that will accept command line input?

doug garrick
  • 1. Re: Looking for mailer client for OEL 6
    Dude! Guru
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    I'm not sure what makes you say so, but mutt is part of the standard software distribution:

    [root@vm201 ~]# yum info mutt
    Loaded plugins: downloadonly, security
    Available Packages
    Name : mutt
    Arch : x86_64
    Epoch : 5
    Version : 1.5.20
    Release : 2.20091214hg736b6a.el6_1.1
    Size : 1.2 M
    Repo : ol6_latest
    Summary : A text mode mail user agent
    URL :
    License : GPLv2+ and Public Domain
    Description : Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based MIME mail client. Mutt
    : is highly configurable, and is well suited to the mail power user with
    : advanced features like key bindings, keyboard macros, mail threading,
    : regular expression searches and a powerful pattern matching language
    : for selecting groups of messages.


    Perhaps you need to check your yum repository configuration. Note that the wget command shown there does not replace your existing file.
  • 2. Re: Looking for mailer client for OEL 6
    user303206 Newbie
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    That resolved the issue nicely. My apologies to the OEL and Mutt communities. I updated the repositories as suggested and the mutt installed nicely. Thanks for clearing that up for me.



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