|astroid(1)||General Commands Manual||astroid(1)|
astroid - graphical threads-with-tags style, lightweight and fast, e-mail client for Notmuch
Astroid is a lightweight and fast Mail User Agent that provides a graphical interface to searching, displaying and composing email, organized in threads and tags. It uses the Notmuch backend for blazingly fast searches through tons of e-mail.
-c, --config <config>
-m, --mailto <dest>
The configuration file location defaults to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/astroid/config. The preferred way to configure a new astroid setup is to use --new-config to generate an initial configuration file, then edit it to match the user's needs. You will find all the details on Astroid's online documentation: https://github.com/astroidmail/astroid/wiki. If $NOTMUCH_CONFIG is set it takes precedence over the configured value for the notmuch database in the configuration file.
You can customized the thread view by putting your own HTML and SCSS files in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/astroid/ui/, as explained on https://github.com/astroidmail/astroid/wiki/Customizing-the-user-interface.
If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set, it defaults to ~/.config.
Astroid is a Mail User Agent: all Astroid provides is a graphical interface to your email (read, view, write, modify, organise). Thus, Astroid enables you to launch actions that rely on the performance of other programs to actually fetch, sync, index, search and send your email. It depends on Notmuch for indexing and searching, but others actions can be handled many different programs:
While all these programs (or equivalent programs) need to be setup; once they're configured, you shouldn't need to think about them beyond using astroid. The configuration options may be more or less tedious and complicated, depending on what email service provider you use.
Maintained by Gaute Hope <email@example.com>, who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about astroid development, see <https://github.com/astroidmail/astroid>.