Muttator is a free add-on for the Thunderbird mail client, which makes it look and behave like the Vim text editor. It has similar key bindings and you could call it a modal mail client, as key bindings differ according to which mode you are in. For example, it the same keys can select the next message while the message list has focus or can scroll down an existing message when the message preview is selected. It also adds commands for accessing most Thunderbird functionality - e.g.
Muttator was initially written by Martin Stubenschrott but has found many other contributors in the meanwhile. If you appreciate the work on Vimperator and want to encourage us working on it more, you can send us greetings, patches, or donations:
If you rather prefer getting some nice products for your money, you can also support us by buying some cool merchandise like t-shirts or mugs. Of course, as we believe in free, open source software, only support us financially if you really like Muttator and the money doesn't hurt — otherwise just use it, recommend it and like it :)
While Muttator offers already lots of cool features, we cannot and don't want to include every feature directly in the core. Therefore you can enhance the Muttator experience by adding plugins which add new commands or mappings. Install these plugins by copying them to the ~/.muttator/plugin/ directory (or %HOME%\muttator\plugin on Windows) unless noted differently. If you have written a cool plugin which is useful to a wider audience, please submit it.
If you don't care about features but just use Vimperator for the
looks, you can also theme that by using
You can install them by copying them to the ~/.muttator/colors/
directory (%HOME%\muttator\colors on
Windows) and use it with
Unexpected features - sometimes also called bugs - are listed in our issue tracker. If your issue is not yet listed there, you can: