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Can I stop mutt from asking for the recipient when pressing m to send a new email?

When I press m to send a new email in Mutt, it first asks for the recipient ("To" header), and then for the Subject. After that, it opens the email in Vim so I can actually write my email. I've set ...
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Fetch patches from mailing list with mutt and vim

How can I fetch patches from a subscribed development mailinglist with mutt and vim so that they can be applied with "git am" or "git apply" command easily? Is it either possible to save it ...
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Procmail not running

I'm using: Mutt-kz + Isync + msmtp + spamassassin + Procmail Mutt-kz, Isync and msmtp are working. I cannot make procmail start automatically when mail arrives. I'm doing everything as non-root user ...
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Integrate pattern matching examples in mutt's Help

How can I integrate the following (scrapped from mutt's manual) in mutt's Help? Or, if one thinks it's better to call it independently, how to make it callable via a shortcut? Via a macro? Many of ...
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Displaying emails with mutt

After being able to retrieve emails from an IMAP account on a remote mail server using fetchmail and POSTFIX as an MTA, I am able to see the emails in the spool folder /var/spool/mail/ghassan in a ...
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Mutt in script, no recipient specified - attachment, multiple recipients

I'm getting the No Recipients Specified error when sending an email from Mutt in a bash script. I've looked around at other forum questions and don't think the typical syntax errors are the problem ...
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use mutt to send email through specific port on CentOS 7

What specific syntax do I use to get mutt to send an email through port 587 on a CentOS 7 server? For example, the sender is me@mydomain.com, the recipient is someone.else@someotherdomain.com, the ...
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How to modify recipient when bouncing email in Mutt?

I would like to send several times the same email to different recipients. I cannot put all recipients in CC or BCC because 1. one recipient should not see emails of the others (so not CC) and 2. I ...
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mutt: Decode quoted-printable encoded author name

I have to deal with several mails having a quoted-printable encoded From field like this one: From: =?UTF-8?Q?=22Foo_Bar=22?= <foo@bar.com> The =22 result in " in mutt's index which looks ...
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Gmail blocking mutt

When I try to log in to gmail with mutt, it flashes a quick Webalert with a url, something like accounts.gmail.com or something. It's too quick for me to see or copy it. Then it says Login failed. ...
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mutt: two character sequence commands

Is there any way to define a two-sequence command in the mutt email client? I would like to map gg to the first email, similar to the first line on vim, but I can only find ways to map commands to ...
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How use mutt to manage /var/spool/mail/user

I've just installed apticron to get mails as available update notifications. Now I was wondering if there was a way to set up mutt to manage my mails from /var/spool/mail/daedalus? I'm on Debian ...
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Getting vim to go to the first line and enter insert mode when writing an email with mutt

Mutt uses vim as its editor, and its temp files are in /tmp/mutt-* I want vim to auto-insert on the first line when replying to an email in mutt. here is the applicable line from my .vimrc: autocmd ...
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Mutt: define macro for a specific folder

I'd like the following configuration for my mutt. If the email is in the foo folder in mutt, then the s key in the attachment view should save the attachment to the ~/bar directory. In any other ...
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Log monitoring directly from a mail client

I have a mutt mail client installed for receiving backup logs on my server for monitoring, Is there a way I can read the body of a mail message directly in the client in a way that I can search for a ...
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How do I delete messages specified by a number range?

The delete-by-pattern is the D command. But how can I specify a range, say from message number 1234 through 2345? Using D with something like 1234-2345 obviously fails because it treats it as a ...
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How to properly specify a country code top-level domain in a mutt search

I'm getting mail from countries that have no business addressing me. Examples: China .cn, Russia .ru, Argentina .ar. I want to mark all messages for deletion by searching the bodies of the messages ...
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How can I select messages in mutt based on character set usage?

I am trying to mark all messages that use either chinese characters or cyrilic (russian) characters for deletion, since to me, they are all spam.
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Postfix or mutt changes subject string

I suspect that when I send a message to my postfix server with Re: in the beginning of the subject I get the following view in mutt: The first message containg Re: looks fine. But if I resend ...
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How to get guake to update background characters?

This is actually a problem that also goes on with screen. Here is what it looks like (in mutt): When running a terminal application that builds an updated interface from Guake, tmux and screen ...
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Mutt overheads or missing switches

I have a problem with Mutt at the moment. I have a 4GL routine that creates some quite large output files and I want them to go in a single mail ideally. The total of these files is 21889119 (sum of ...
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A problem using Mutt with Gmail

I'm using Mutt with a Gmail account via IMAP (with Exim), and keep getting warnings Mailbox was externally modified. Flags may be wrong. every time when I move with 's' command a message to ...
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Gmail and mutt: msmtp error

Invalid SMTP URL: ssmtp://REDACTED@gmail.com@smtp.gmail.com:465/ I can use mutt to read my Gmail, but when I try to send I get the above message. When I installed mutt a screen came up for postfix ...
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Mutt: Emaillist emails not be shown in inbox and still readable in some file, how to do it?

I get emails from mail lists such as best-h@list.ayy.com. I don't want them to my inbox, I want them to a new inboxes that I can only read when I select them or basically move all mails like this to a ...
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Can You Send Mail With MSMTP Without Putting the Location, ISP, and Hostname in Header?

I've been testing sending mail with mutt and msmtp. I've noticed when replying to a message I sent with msmtp, my state, hostname, and isp show up in the In-Reply-To: header ...
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Search in mutt by date and time

I've been using mutt for some days now, and I think I have the basics by now. I'm able to search messages by date (l, ~d date ...) but what I need is to also search by time. Is it even possible?
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Header about MIME email

Morning, can some body help me about MIME email? I want to send HTML email like this: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary=lazuardi --lazuardi After that email. I have ...
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Mutt multi content type

Good afternoon I want to send multiple content_type with mutt. Can I do that? Here is my code : mutt -e "set content_type=text/html" -e "set content_type=text/plain" someone@mail.com -s "Multi ...
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Using mutt and thunderbird together

I'd love to use both thunderbird and mutt together. At times I just want a GUI over CLI or the reverse. I also love thunderbird's search and contact features. I especially love its mail filtering ...
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Move to next flagged message in Mutt

Is it possible to move to the next flagged message in Mutt? In looking at the development manual, I wasn't able to see anything that would let me do this. I'm looking for something like ...
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Script to email all matching files in a directory

Trying to set up a bash script to automate sending data files. Desired end result is to check a specified directory once per week, make a list of all Excel files modified within the last 2 days, and ...
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Sending most recently created file via Email

I'm trying to send a log file every 24 hours or so via email. Currently I am using mutt for this. You can call mutt like this: mutt -s "Log" -a file_attachment example@example.com I know I can ...
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Create a new command for mutt

I try to create a command (and not a macro) on mutt to print the mail in file, for this a put the following line on the ~/.muttrc: macro index,pager print-on-file '<enter-command>set ...
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accessing Maildir locally with Mutt and remotely over IMAP simultaneously

I have Postfix + Maildir + Dovecot + IMAP on my mailserver. I am accessing my mailbox remotely over IMAP with one or more clients (Thunderbird). Additionally, on the server I have mutt configured for ...
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Mutt: gmail archive

I want to recreate the gmail archiving method. I sync (using offlineimap) my inbox and my all mail folders, and, by archiving, I want to keep the one in All Mail and delete the one in inbox. Also, ...
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How to display every message in a thread with at least one new message?

I currently have a macro to quickly show only new messages: macro index ,sn "l ^a^k~N\n" "show only new messages" However, this macro loses the context for new messages in ongoing threads. I ...
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Avoid mutt sending mail with too many entries in To: or Cc: fields

Frequently, I use mutt's alias functionality, to send a message to larger groups of people (legitimate, not spam!). Normally, I put the alias into the Bcc: field, to cancel out spam harvesters, and ...
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Greek characters in mutt's sidebar (mailboxes names sourced via offlineimap)

Mutt's sidebar, does not read properly Greek characters (mailboxes named by using Greek characters). Anyhow, there is no such problem inside both the index and the pager, where Greek ...
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Can you change mail accounts by recipient in mutt?

I have a pretty good mutt setup for dealing with multiple mail accounts (work and personal). I'd like to be able to have a send-hook that will change the account based on the recipient. I can do this ...
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How can I use mutt execute command tag-pattern and then delete-pattern via shell?

Is there a way to execute mutt's tag-pattern and then delete-pattern via shell? -e <command> specify a command to be executed after initialization Could someone provide an example please?
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Where do drafts go when mutt crashes?

Sometimes a message doesn't get sent for whatever reason (e.g. a crash or shutdown). I can't find the message in the Drafts maildir (/new, /tmp, or /cur). Surely mutt must save the message somewhere ...
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mutt: how to display selected new messages diferently in index

I have my own colors defined for mutt. When I start mutt, the cursor (i.e. indicator) is on the first message (i.e. the first message on the top is selected). I have defined colors for the selected ...
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mutt: automatically show new mesages

When I have mutt opened, I don't see new emails until I press a key, for example arrow down. Then new emails appear. Is there a way for mutt do recognize that new email has arrived, and display the ...
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mutt once promted password, used for both imap and smtp

my password for imap and smtp are the same and mutt version is using integrated smtp settings. if i do not want to store my password in any script nor encrypting it with pgp/openssl nor using wallet ...
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mutt: ask for confirmation before moving message to archive

I have following macro defined in my muttrc: macro index s ":set confirmappend=no delete=yes auto_tag=yes\n\ <save-message>=archive\n<sync-mailbox>:set delete=ask-yes\n" When I ...
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Configure sender address for all users in mutt

I have CentOS running mutt. When mails are sent from mutt (via a shell script), it takes the current user name as sender address causing it to go into the spam. I receive mail as From: tech ...
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How to select an expandable folder when saving?

I have IMAP folders like this: A A/A A/B B B/A C When I save (s in mutt) a mail and use ?, I'm presented with a view like this: A + B + C It works perfectly until I want to move to A or B. If I ...
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IMAP folders: how big is too big?

I've switched from using Thunderbird to offlineimap and mutt. My mailboxes have over 50k messages. After tweaking some settings, mutt is very responsive with this many messages. notmuch is extremely ...
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How to save “text/pdf” PDF files on the disk from an incoming mail in Mutt

I receive emails with PDF attachments that have the MIME type "text/pdf". This is obviously not good, but some mail clients are doing that... The problem is that saving such an attachment in Mutt ...
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How can I configure mutt to display my replies within threads?

While mutt has set sort = threads to show threaded, "conversation" style messages, it doesn't display one's own replies in the threads. Instead, you have to change to the Sent folder to see your own ...