Currently I am using Thunderbird as a mail client, but I am not impressed with that..so planned to switch over mutt client. I have gone through mutt website http://www.mutt.org/doc but unable to figure it out how it will work. So please help me to configure it
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Configuring Mutt to work with IMAP:
in your .muttrc, the relevant lines are:
Perhaps you have been given a username like firstname.lastname@example.org; your mail server is voyager.xdroop.com; and you are using IMAPS instead of regular IMAP. In this case you need to make your specification as so:
If you already have email in your homedir, and you already have a working sendmail, then it should work rather out-of-the-box. What difficulties do you have?
Downloading mail is beyond scope of mutt. If you relay on POP3 or IMAP, use fetchmail to download the mail. Mutt is used to read and compose email, not download.
Configuration is stored in ~/.muttrc
What configuration do you need in the first place?
set spoolfile='~/Maildir' # where my new mail is located
Possibly something like: