[lug] nonMTA mutt

Sam Rosenfeld sam at wdn.com
Sun Feb 15 15:53:42 MST 2004

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, The Matt wrote:

> I use mutt as an IMAP client sometimes.  I kinda like it, better than
> Pine, and the speed seems good to me.  Here are some of the relevant
> lines from my ~/.mutt/muttrc (comments aren't mine, so they might be
> wacky, check the documentation for real explanations).  Note, I use a
> mutt 1.4, no guarantee these are valid with 1.5.
> set spoolfile=imaps://myimapserver.colorado.edu/INBOX
> set folder=imaps://myimapserver.colorado.edu/mail
> set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificates
> set imap_authenticators=""      # :-separated list of authentication methods
> set imap_delim_chars="/."       # list of chars to use as folder separators
> set imap_home_namespace=""      # IMAP path to your folders
> set imap_keepalive=900  # connect server at least all 30 mins to keep
> connect
> set imap_list_subscribed        # do no display only subscribed folders.
> set imap_passive        # don't open new IMAP to look for new mail when set.
> set imap_peek           # avoid implicitly marking mail as read when
> fetching
> set imap_servernoise    # display warnings from IMAP server.
> reset imap_user         # IMAP user
> reset imap_pass         # IMAP password (don't store it here...)
> # In IMAP folders display KByte (because lines are not available):
> set index_format="%4C %Z %[!%d.%m.%y] %-15.15F (%?M?C%3M&%4c?) %s"
> Now, take all this with a salt lick, but these work for me.  If you
> really are bored, I can send you my muttrc.  It's a nice long one, with
> colors and all in it (I am actually using a Pine-like keymap.  It was my
> first mail client and the keyboard shortcuts stayed with me).

This looks OK, but what command do you use with Mutt?  Or to put it
another way, how do you get Mutt to read some URL (e.g., boulder.co.us)
for mail?

> I am a theoretical chemist.  Fear me!

By the way, I am a theoretical neuroscientist who has feared no one, with
the possible exception of Severo Ochoa, who was a theoretical chemist.

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