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Mutt is a text-based e-mail client for Unix-like systems

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How to resend bounced email messages using mutt

Background An email relaying issue was resolved. 32 email messages to sponsors had bounced to root. I copied /var/mail/root to /tmp/root. I deleted irrelevant messages from /tmp/root (using mutt). ...
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What is the difference between Gmail SMTP port 465 and 587 in Mutt?

Which Gmail SMTP port should I use in Mutt's smtp_url configuration option? I noticed that port 465 only works with smpts://..., while port 587 only works with smtp://... (by "works", I mean ...
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Bulk delete text/html parts of email messages

I would like to reduce the size of my mail archive by deleting text/html parts of multipart/alternative messages. I can do this individually in mutt by opening each message, but it gets tedious. Is ...
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Saving an attachment in Mutt - how to select a directory using the list view

I want to save an attachment to directory ~/a/b/c. I can manually type in (tab complete etc) the path upon entering ~/a/b/c/ and mutt prompts to save. Fine. But how can I achieve the same thing using ...
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neomutt: Stop new mail banner for folders other than inbox

I'm using neomutt as my local mail reader (I use isync to mirror my Gmail account locally). I am noticing that sometimes when I start neomutt, it informs me in the bottom banner that there are new ...
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Get input from a command on Mutt

Mutt can be used to send email from command line, for that we do something like: mutt -s "Subject" -i file.txt -- someone@gmail.com < /dev/null My file.txt can have the output of a ...
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Intermittent issue of receiving emails when emails are sent using “mutt” email client in Linux

To send an email to a specific set of users, I am currently using mutt (command line based email client). Below is the command that I have used in my shell script to send an email: echo "Initiating ...
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Opening every mailbox in read-only mode in Mutt

I’d like to use Mutt (or NeoMutt, if that makes a difference) to view maildirs in read-only mode. I know that I can use the -R command-line argument to start Mutt in read-only mode, or press the % ...
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Bash: How can i send one mail instead of multiple mails

I am learning shell scripting and i was stuck at sending an email. here in below code i am using conditions to check the files size if it is greater than 0 bytes then send an email. if [ -s file1 ] ...
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Mutt/Neomutt: Custom commands / named macros

I know mutt allows me to define custom keyboard macros. But is it possible to define custom functions - unbound macros so to speak - that can be executed via mutt's command line. Like so ":...
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Alternate html and text plain - avoid short messages like “your mailreader don't support html message”

I would like to read multpart (html and alternative text together) text/plain first. So, I set muttrc as follow: .mutt/muttrc auto_view text/html alternative_order text/plain text/html and mailcap ...
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view two maildirs as one in mutt/neomutt

Simplifying another question about merging multiple email accounts: I have two maildirs. How do I get a combined listing of both - either in Mutt or NeoMutt? This means where the messages are sorted ...
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GPG autologin with pam, pinentry

Recently I started using Neomutt with Luke´s mutt-wizward and therefore I have to setup pass and gpg, which were both new to me. I know how public and private key encryption works but after playing/...
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Configuring mutt for Office365 - displaying threads and sent mail correctly

I'm trying to set up mutt to use it with my business email that is hosted by Office365. I used a muttrc i found on github for my initial configuration and changed it a bit according to my needs and ...
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Archiving Gmail messages using Mutt: does simply deleting the message in mutt work?

Question: can someone confirm and/or explain the following observation? After shopping for ~/.mutt/muttrc settings over the web and digging into years-old (if not decades old) posts, I found the ...
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how can I specify the default domain for mutt to append to unqualified addresses

I would like to be able to type just the username of a recipient for people within my domain, and have mutt automatically qualify it for me. That is, if I type user1 I would like it to be transformed ...
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Yahoo IMAP with mutt, login failure

set imap_user = "imap://(user)@imap.mail.yahoo.com:993/" set imap_pass = "(password)" set ssl_starttls=yes set ssl_force_tls = yes #set smtp_url = "smtp://(user)@smtp.mail.yahoo.com:587/" #set ...
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Flush (Neo)Mutt Flags

I wonder how can I flush flags for messages without close (Neo)Mutt or switch the mailbox. I tend to keep the window open, but I want that messages that get marked as read (more likely unmarked to be ...
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bulk email sending with an attachment using mutt

A friend of mine who uses Windows needs to send an email to a few hundred people regularly. A simple greeting line and a PDF attachment (not a spam, nothing illegal!). Until recently she managed to ...
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Mutt: sort last mail first

I use mutt and this is in my config to sort my mails: set index_format = "%4C %Z %{%Y %b %d %R} %-15.15L (%4l) %s" set sort = threads set sort_aux = reverse-last-date-received But I get a little ...
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Getting neomutt to download all headers and messages

By setting the variables header_cache and message_cachedir, you can make neomutt cache messages headers and even the message bodies. This allows way quicker searching among other benefits. The ...
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Mutt, Gmail and the new mail

I have my Gmail account accessible via IMAP in Mutt. And I'm probably missing something but why Mutt doesn't marks my email as read when I open it? I mean, in Mutt, I press Enter on an email, it opens ...
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how to send mail attachment from ubuntu 16.04 using Gmail service?

I have been using filezilla to import/export some data from server. How to send a file in a zip file via email in unix?
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Mutt Direct Email Organization

I have been using the Mutt Terminal email client and have been enjoying it thus far. I am getting into some Linux Kernel programming lately and have recently become a part of the lkml(linux kernel ...
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OSX Mutt Mailcap Not Viewing text/html

I have installed Mutt on OSX. I am trying to configure Mutt to view HTML emails. I have added an auto_view directive and mailcap file. However whenever I open an email in html it simply shows up as ...
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Starting Mutt on raspberry pi gives errors processing Muttrc

I recently apt-get upgraded my pi, running stretch. When I start mutt, it displays the error messages below. Error in /usr/lib/mutt/source-muttrc.d, line 3: for: unknown command Error in /usr/lib/...
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w3m - work offline for email HTML attachement preview

I'm using w3m for reading HTML mail in Mutt. I'm not using auot_view but rather open the HTML attachements in w3m. w3m seems to download resources like stylesheets and images by default (it has just ...
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Limiting the number (by date) of IMAP headers fetched in mutt

I'm using mutt to open an IMAP folder (gmail) that has a lot of messages (hundreds of thousands), so I'd like to tell mutt to fetch only messages less than 1 week old (for example), since fetching ...
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Setting up mutt with pass to handle encrypted passwords

As mentioned in the comments on this article, https://blog.christophersmart.com/2016/08/10/command-line-password-management-with-pass/ and as described in this blog entry, http://schnizle.in/blog/...
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Mutt email client not receiving or sending mail

I am trying to setup the mutt email client on my Linux system, however, I am running into some issues. To begin with, when Mutt launches it states the following at the bottom of the screen: ...
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mutt loses 'new' flag on unread emails when changing mailbox

I have an anoying misconfiguration in my mail setup and I can't tell where it comes from. I configured my mutt client to retreive email from Offlineimap with folder-hook to handle multiple accounts. ...
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How do you to configure a hotkey in Lynx browser to open page the system browser?

When you're viewing an HTML page in Lynx, sometimes text-only formatting isn't adequate (especially for poorly designed HTML). Can Lynx be configured to open the current page in another browser (e.g. ...
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In notmuch search results, which maildir contains each of the emails?

I am using notmuch with the mua mutt (actually, neomutt). When I perform a search, all matching mail is accessible via a special maildir which I can open in mutt. However, I do not see any way to ...
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How can I configure Mutt's GPG support to use simple ASCII armor instead of PGP/MIME?

Since I started using signed (and sometimes encrypted) mail with PGP/MIME, I've heard about messages being marked as spam, making the communication less reliable. I found that this wasn't the case if ...
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How do I get mutt to send data over SMS?

I'm trying to use mutt to send emails to ##########@vtext.com, effectively using mutt for SMS. Unfortunately all of the mail I've sent hasn't reached my phone. I'm thinking that mutt needs some ...
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How to cancel fetching/downloading big messages/folders in mutt?

How can I cancel the download of big messages or folders in Mutt? ctrl+c does nothing and I tried different things and keys and searched the web for how to cancel ... I don't want to quit the ...
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Mutt, Mailcap, Cygwin, Chrome: Opening HTML attachments in Mutt

I am unable to open HTML attachments in Chrome when running Mutt on Cygwin. I view the message, then enter the list of attachments (v), then choose the text/html attachment and press m to execute ...
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Does installing Sendmail(using apt install) allow my computer to act as an email server?

I am new to networking and have installed sendmail to allow me to send mail via mutt. I wanted to know if by doing this I have allowed my computer to act as an email server, or if the sendmail ...
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The way to indicate that new messages are present (mutt)

So the basic problem I want to discuss, is there a way to indicate that new messages were got into the mail box? What I mean, currently I have about ~8 separate folders managed by sieve, I do not ...
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Set a mutt configuration value based on the output of a script?

I've found a bug in mutt, but would like to build a workaround until it can be fixed. ~ (the mark-message function) is supposed to assign a shortcut (i.e., a macro) to mark a message so that you can ...
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Mutt: load message headers lazily

When mutt opens some folder, it downloads (or gets from the cache) headers of all messages from that folder. I find it very suboptimal. It doesn't hurt too much when the folder contains just a few ...
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Mutt with TMUX, problems with external command

I set up mutt to look up my OS X Contacts, when I compose a new mail, start typing the name and hit <TAB> or <C> - t. This works fine, gives me a list with suggestions. set query_command =...
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Sending an email with Mutt

I'm trying to send an email with mutt but get an error like so: TLSv1.2 connection using TLSv1/SSLv3 (ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256) SASL authentication failed Debugging at level 5. Could not ...
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Mutt client installation

I'm trying to build & install a mutt client on my Slackware (14.2). I'm following the standard configure && make && make install procedure. Here are my questions regarding the ...
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Sending email using mutt

I have a problem sending an e-mail using mutt. When i use a simple command like this: echo "msg body" | mutt -s "subject" my_addresss@com.pl I get no error messages (in the fact no messages at all)...
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7bit email gets received as base64

I am sending an email with mutt from a hotmail address to gmail. Source on hotmail: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="file.c" Source on GMail: ...
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How can I set Mutt’s Fcc field from the command line?

I would like to send certain messages in Mutt with an empty Fcc field (so that no local copy of the sent message will be stored). According to the Mutt man page there is no command line switch for ...
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How can I debug Mutt when it freezes?

My installation of Mutt seems to work fine in every aspect, except that it hangs if I leave it open for too long. As long as I continue interacting with the interface, it seems to stay alive. But if I ...
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Sending mail from outlook to linux machine

I am not sure if this is feasible. But, using sendmail or mutt or mail command, I am able to send mail from linux machine to a outlook server. Whether the vice versa case is possible ? If yes how ? ...
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mutt: “Couldn't lock /home/{{user}}/Mail/sent”

I'm trying to get mutt working on ubuntu, but I keep getting the error: "Couldn't lock /home/{{user}}/Mail/sent" when i try to send mail. My permissions for ~/Mail is drwxrwx---. I would really ...

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