(taken from Stefan Huber here)
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 (taken from the Mutt manual).
Go to Mutt download page and download the latest setup for your operating system. If you use a GNU/Linux system then you should be able to install it through your package manager.
Mutt is configured by editing the
~/.muttrc file. You can dive in the world of options by reading the man page (
man ~/.muttrc) or you can get a working configuration file and use it as a starting point. For this tutorial, you'll be recommended to use pre-configured files so that everything works, then you can (and should :) ) adjust it to your preferences and needs.
Create the folder
- Create the file
~/.muttrcwith the following content:
# Disable confirmations set delete set delete_untag unset confirmappend # General set date_format="%y%m%d-%H%M%S" set include=yes set pager_index_lines = 8 set sleep_time = 0 # IMAP/SMTP set imap_check_subscribed set imap_keepalive = 300 set mailcap_path = ~/.mutt/mailcap set smtp_authenticators = "" unset imap_passive # Message headers ignore * unignore from: date subject to cc unignore x-mailer: unignore x-mailing-list: posted-to: hdr_order From To Cc Date # Messages alternative_order text/plain text/html auto_view text/html set auto_tag = yes set editor="vim -c 'set textwidth=0 wrapmargin=0'" set mail_check = 30 set mail_check_stats set mark_old=no set menu_scroll=yes set message_cachedir=~/.cache/mutt/messages set move = no set query_command = "khard email --parsable %s" set text_flowed=yes set timeout = 30 source "~/.mutt/purgecache.sh '$message_cachedir'|" # Sidebar set sidebar_delim_chars = '/.' set sidebar_divider_char = '|' set sidebar_folder_indent = no set sidebar_format = '%B%?F? [%F]?%* %?N?%N/?%S' set sidebar_indent_string = ' ' set sidebar_new_mail_only = no set sidebar_next_new_wrap = no set sidebar_short_path = no set sidebar_sort_method = 'unsorted' set sidebar_visible = yes set sidebar_width = 20 # Sorting set sort = threads set sort_aux = reverse-last-date-received set sort_browser = date # Accounts - the last will be the default ## Disroot source ~/.mutt/Disroot folder-hook $folder 'source ~/.mutt/Disroot'
- Create the file
~/.mutt/Disrootwith the following content:
## Incoming set imap_user = YOUR_USER@disroot.org set folder = imaps://"$imap_user"/ set spoolfile = +INBOX set postponed = +Drafts set mbox = +Archive ## Outgoing set realname = 'Your Real Name' set from = $imap_user set smtp_url = smtp://"$imap_user":587 set ssl_starttls ## Set folders mailboxes =Inbox account-hook $folder "set imap_user=YOUR_USER@disroot.org" color status red default
Do not forget to replace
Your Real Name with... your user and your real name, respectively :)
If you're already using Mutt with other email accounts then follow this steps.
Create a file in your mutt folder with the same content as above (Configuration, step 3);
- Source the disroot account file in your
source /Path/To/Your/DisrootAccount/File folder-hook $folder 'source /Path/To/Your/DisrootAccount/File'
Keep in mind that the last account sourced will be Mutt's default account.
Mutt is a text-based very powerful client. If you have any problems configuring it, take a look at the FAQ, it is very likely the solution will be there.