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How can I show custom text in mutt's status line?

Is there a command to echo/print/write/display a custom text in mutt's status line? I have some custom filters (<limit> command). After setting a filter, I would like to display a description ...
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How can I run a mutt macro at startup (from command line)?

As an example: mutt -e '<limit>all\\n', causes: Error in command line: <limit>all\n: unknown command Press any key to continue... How can I have mutt interpret that correctly? (I've ...
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Sending multipart/alternative with mutt

I'd like the option for certain emails and/or recipients to have a script run before sending (whether automatically or by pressing a keybinding) which takes my text/plain, runs a script over it, and ...
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Why are my top two sidebar folders choking?

I'm using mutt-kz with some notmuch integration to read mail. For reasons I can't quite sort out, the first two folders in my sidebar do not appear at all. It isn't a font color issue, there's no text ...
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Why does ! take me to a shell in mutt-kz?

I'm running mutt-kz 1.5.23.1-5build1. The Mutt documentation indicates that I should be able to return to my inbox with !, but I get prompted to type a shell command when I use ! from within Mutt. I ...
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IMAP: restrict synchronisation by total size

Many IMAP clients allow the user to configure them to only synchronise the most recent X days/weeks/etc of emails, e.g. the last 30 days. Is it possible for an IMAP client to allow the user to ...
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“Mutt hook” to configure the mail text editor (Emacs)

Can I configure Mutt/Emacs such that, depending on the person I am writing to, it configures the text editor with custom commands? More specifically, I would like to set the ispell dictionary to a ...
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How to best manage email address change with mutt

My institution is changing its name... and my professional e-mail is changing. So far my .muttrc had: alternates me@oldpro.com alternates me@perso.com set from=me@oldpro.com set use_from so that I ...
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How to set up mutt so that it saves the sent messages to specific remote IMAP folder via bash scripts?

I've installed Zimbra Collaboration Suite on CentOS 7. I need to use mutt to send an email every hour. The problem is whenever my script executes mutt, it does not save the message into specific ...
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Put yourself automatically in cc with mutt

How can I configure .muttrc such that when I send an email, by default I put myself in C.C.?
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Obfuscate privacy-sensitive headers of mutt

When I send a message using mutt, for instance: echo "test body" | mutt -s "test subject" test@test.com The email contains some headers like: Message-ID: <AAABBBCCCDDDEEEFFF@machine-id> ...
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Print `from` variable in mutt's status_format

I keep multiple accounts in mutt by sourcing account files on certain keyboard shortcuts. Each account, as part of it's configuration, sets set from = "account@server.com". Is there a way to print ...
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How can I display all mail from one specific author in Mutt?

I would like to display a search in mutt; i.e. all mails send by a specific author in inbox. ~f author displays only the first mail from "author" surrounded by different mails. And I cannot ...
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Mutt Jump to an index number and view message

At the moment, to see a particular message, I type its index number, press enter, and press enter again to open the selected message. Is it possible to write a macro so that after entering the number ...
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GPG giving bad signature when email is downloaded as .eml

I'm trying to test whether someone with a copy of my public gpg key can verify a signed email that they receive from me. I'm using two computers for this. On the first, I have my key generated and ...
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Sending multiple attachments using Mutt command in Unix

I am facing an issue while sending multiple attachments using mutt command in UNIX. Currently, I am using the following code to send a single attachment. cat Count_Validation_Results_date +%m%d%Y.txt ...
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How to prevent the popup password prompt when using GnuPG with mutt?

My mail user agent of choice is mutt, and I'm signing my mail using GnuPG. To make them work together, I have set crypt_use_gpgme=yes in .muttrc. Reading mail, I am asked to enter my OpenPGP key's ...
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how to add multiple address CC and BCC in MUTT

The documentation is not very clear to me as sending an email adding multiple email address as BCC and CC should I use -b email@ -b email2@ or -b email1@dom.com email2@dom.com or comma ...
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Mutt will not delete tagged messages

I'll keep this simple. Using the latest version of Mutt. I try to tag several messages with t. The messages display the * showing that they are tagged. I use ;d in order to delete all of the tagged ...
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Mutt directories with literal spaces

I have the following line in my .muttrc macro index,pager \CA <save-message> "$smtp_url/[GMAIL]/All Mail" unfortunately, when I try to save a message it prompts me on whether I want to create ...
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mutt regex for limit filters

Does mutt support multi-line regex for its search filters? I cannot find an yes or no in the documentation. I'm assuming its not supported, but cannot tell if maybe I am improperly escaping my regex. ...
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Mutt using gmail does not save sent email

I set up Mutt with Gmail. When I send emails from mutt, it does not save them in the Gmail Sent Mail. How can I make it so that when I send emails from Mutt, it saves them in Gmail Sent Mail? My ...
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mutt mailboxes setting in multiple-file configuration

I have an issue I don't understand when setting my mailboxes in mutt. If I use a single configuration file, the following works fine: mailboxes +myaccount/INBOX \ +myaccount/Drafts \ ...
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Mutt using elinks to color html and external pager dilemma

These days more and more HTML emails are being unsed. Unfortunately making mutt render html in color via elinks works only partially due to the fact that the internal pager of mutt overwrites the ...
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Quoting only last e-mail sent when replying with mutt

When an e-mail thread lasts for a while, the habit of quoting all previous e-mails is making the size of the thread grow like the square of the number of messages. I.e., in a conversation where each ...
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Make mutt save outgoing mail to a specific directory when SMTP sending fails

I have mutt configured to sent mails via SMTP. Sometimes it fails sending, either because of a poor wifi connection, or when I mistype the To: address (seems to me). The failure in itself is not so ...
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mutt: automatically fetch remote IMAP folder list

I know that I can explicitly set a remote IMAP folder in .muttrc mailboxes imaps://$my_server/INBOX.myfolder I have some 30 folders in my account: is it possible to have mutt to automatically ...
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Mutt: let vim handle syntax highlighting when viewing plain text attachment

I use mutt for e-mail and I let vim handle plain text attachments. In my ~/.mailcap I have text/plain; view %s ; needsterminal That works fine, but it removes all syntax highlighting. I often ...
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Where does mutt save email while you're writing it?

I was in the middle of writing an email when my computer shut down. I had already :w saved it, but not :wq saved-to-drafts. Where should I look for the partial email? This is on Ubuntu Linux.
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get mutt delete behavior to work like apple mail

I am a new mutt user. I would like to have it's delete behavior to be like apple mail. press delete key the mail gets moved to the Trash folder and it sits there. No purge. The screen also immediately ...
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How to read from Contacts.app in mutt OS X

I'm trying to setup mutt to autocomplete emails from my address book. I've tried using contacts and the new contacts to no avail. Has anybody successfully done so? My guess is that this might be ...
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Sending email attachments failes from Gnus or Mutt, but works from Gmail and Evolution

When I send an email via Gnus or Mutt, attachments are (on the receiving end) either missing or truncated to 0 bytes. Sending from Gmail's Web interface and from Evolution works correctly. This is ...
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.muttrc and gnome-keyring

I'm trying to use gnome-keyring-query to avoid hard-coding my Gmail password in my .muttrc. According to http://www.df7cb.de/blog/2010/Using_multiple_IMAP_accounts_with_Mutt.html the following lines ...
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Tmux + mutt not redrawing

I've recently switched to mutt, but have been using tmux for a year or so now. Mutt seems to have occasional issues redrawing, for example if I delete a bunch of email using d and then persist the ...
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Reverse the email numbering in mutt

How can I reverse the email numbering in mutt? I prefer to have the latest email in the bottom row, which can be achieved by the following settings set sort=threads set sort_aux=last-date-received ...
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Mutt checking incoming mail in tmux

I've been using mutt and liking it. I work with tmux, and one issue that I've had is receiving notifications of incoming emails (via mutt's beep_new setting). I've got the mail_check and timeout ...
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How to automatically move mail from POP account to IMAP account using mutt

I have two mailboxes, one that is accessible exclusively via POP3 (user@pop.com) & a second one that supports IMAP (user@imap.com). The SMTP server that belongs to the IMAP account can send mail ...
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How to ask for return receipt and set importance in Mutt?

I would like to be able to ask for a return receipt and set importance levels in emails when I am sending emails from Mutt (using Mutt Smtp sender). I can not find a way online, maybe not doing the ...
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Why do certain replied emails missing threading when replied back in Mutt?

I use Mutt for emails. I have threads enabled and I can see that most of the emails are threaded in Mutt. So that is all good. But sometimes I reply to an email and the answer(from other person) to ...
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Fetchmail redownloading emails

I am using fetchmail to retrieve emails off server and then viewing with mutt. My settings look like, poll server.com protocol IMAP user "myuser@server.com" password "secret" keep mda ...
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Mutt, not respecting mailcap search order?

According to the docs (see "Search Order"), the mailcap below should behave like this: When I read a message, it'll be processed through lynx When I browse to the attachment screen, and select the ...
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Mutt - Missing emails

I switched from Thunderbird to Mutt after a long time of googling on Mutt. I do not use anything like offlineimap or msmtp (should I?) etc, even though I would like to give it a try but I haven't ...
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Is it possible to use self-signed SMIME certs with Mutt?

I'm trying to use a self-signed SMIME key that my company has issued me with Mutt. However, when I try to import it with smime_keys I get the following. Couldn't identify root certificate! No root ...
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How to handle Multiple OfflineImap with Gpg stored Passwords?

I am using Offlineimap with gpgp stored passwords. Pretty similar to this setup https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/44214/encrypt-offlineimap-password My issue is this. I have multiple email ...
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How to make Vim respect proper wrapping when opened from Mutt?

I am using the line below in my .muttrc Editing generally seems to work except that braking at 79 driving me nuts. I cannot get Vim to stop acting that way. I do not want any braking whatsoever but I ...
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How to parse pipe with multiple commands independently?

How can I parse output of a single command by multiple commands without truncating at each step? For example ls -al|grep -i something will pass every line that has "something" in it to the next ...
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How do I use OfflineImap / Isync with a server with self signed certs (reading emails in Mutt)?

I am trying to download my emails from mmy imap server (to use with Mutt), but hitting a wall here. I keep getting cert errors. I searched the web and found some solutions however those solutions ...
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Coloring of collapsed threads in mutt

I'm trying to figure out the syntax of colouring collapsed threads in the mutt index. The documentation for mutt patterns doesn't seem to include a description of how this works, and so far I've been ...
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Archiving IMAP emails locally with mutt

In Thunderbird, I have the following folder structure: IMAP INBOX Archives 2014 Local Archives 2012 2013 2014 When I am in the IMAP inbox, I can press a and it will move it into ...
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Read and unread in mutt

I use Thunderbird with IMAP and currently try out mutt. When I read messages in mutt, they are not marked as read in Thunderbird. In mutt, they are marked with N or O. I found out that I can toggle ...