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Questions tagged [mutt]

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

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Python syntax error when tryng to generate oauth2 token [migrated]

I'm having a problem in running a command to get offlineimap running. I'm not an expert and don't code in python. I need to run the following command: python python/oauth2.py --...
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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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Change 'From' header in Mutt (with Gmail)

I've been struggling with Mutt and my From header for hours (yes...) and I'm still unable to solve my issue : My 'From' header gets modified regarding the 'Real name', but the Email address stays on ...
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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. 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 display the actual ...
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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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Mutt - composing HTML email

Ultimately this will come down to the editor; however, it seems appropriate to ask mutt users how they've handled this issue. I have a folder hook that sets my content_type to text/html when I switch ...
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Interactively send email with empty message body in Mutt

I use Mutt as my email client with Vim configured as my editor. Every now and again, I want to send an email (usually to myself) that has an empty message body, e.g., the message has a Subject line ...
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Encrypted Mutt alias file

I use Mutt for email, and I store contacts in ~/.mutt/alias. I want to store my alias file in a publicly-visible Git repository, but I don't want anyone else to view my contacts. I can encrypt and ...
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mutt still creating ~/sent file with “set copy=no” in /etc/Muttrc

I recently had an issue where a server went down because the / directory was full due to large ~/sent files. I don't need to store these files, so I put in "set copy=no" into the /etc/Muttrc file but ...
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mutt-1.7.0: how to display Thunderbird labels / keywords / tags?

I am aware that standardized e-mail labels, keywords, tags is a mess. But here goes anyway. Gentoo mutt comes with https://www.neomutt.org/feature/keywords patch. My IMAP server is dovecot-2.2. :...
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merge multiple email accounts in single view in mutt

Recently, I have started to like the Unix philosophy more and more. One of the tools that I did not yet switch over is email. Mutt seems to be a very nice, lightweight and no-nonsense solution to ...
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mutt: finding mailboxes with status O (old) unread messages

Setup: I have a mailserver with mutt installed. The server also has the dovecot IMAP server installed. I read mail both on the server using mutt, and using IMAP clients (eg on my phone). Mail is ...
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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 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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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> User-...
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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 ...