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How can mutt indicate the presence of all attachments?

Indicating the presence of attachments In mutt, I can tell an email has an attachment because it is indicated in the email's display itself: [-- Attachment #1 --] [-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: ...
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How to bind <Control><Arrowkey> in Mutt?

I’m stuck here: Is it possible to bind one of <enter>, <backspace>, <up>, <down>, <left>, <right> together with control? \C<foo> shows up as |foo> in the ...
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Using Trash with Mutt: Does it make sense?

I come from Thunderbird, which I found to be bloatware with spontaneous hiccoughs using 20–40% of processing power, weak IMAP and local mailfolder handling and a constant 100–500MB of RAM use. But it ...
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Sending emails from AutoMySQLBackup from Linux Mint

I have set AutoMySQLBackup on a Linux Mint machine and I want to have the backups sent to an email, but I cannot make it work. I'm new to Linux environment and don't understand it very much. I ...
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Why does mutt hang when running gpg in tmux?

I run mutt in tmux and when I run gpg to sign or encrypt, gpg shows a blank screen where I would expect to type my passphrase. I've straced gpg and it shows that it's hanging waiting on a socket ...
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Mutt : render html within mutt

I wan't to render html within mutt but I haven't succeed configuring it yet. I wan't to use w3m so my .mailcap looks like : text/html; "$BROWSER" %s &; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"; needsterminal; ...
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mutt: select top message on startup

Currently, when I start mutt, it selects the top unread message in the index. How can I configure mutt to select the top message (read or unread) on startup?
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Are there any alternatives to mutt?

I really like the idea of Mutt, reading mail in the terminal. I'm not really pleased with some inconsistencies and the imap handling. I set about trying to find some alternatives to mutt, but I can't ...
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Mutt and Postfix : relay access denied

I try to send mail with Mutt through my own mail server. My mail server run Postfix and Dovecot, I configured it by following this tutorial. So, I can send / receive email on my server with Gnome ...
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Don't show first line with common key bindings in mutt's menus

In the usual message index, mutt uses one line for displaying q:Quit d:Del u:Undel s:Save m:Mail r:Reply g:Group ?:Help Similar key bindings are displayed in other menus, e.g in the ...
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gpg: passwordless decryption works in terminal, but not in tmux based msmtp/mutt (can't open /dev/tty)

first try: (with --no-tty in my msmtp config) (reboot) head -n 1 ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf use-agent gpg agent is started: % systemctl --user status gpg-agent.service gpg-agent.service - GnuPG private ...
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Mutt not sending email when specifying smtp server

I am trying to use mutt as my email client, and it works fine for my gmail account. But when I use my work email, it does not send the emails. It doesn't give any error, it just doesn't send them. The ...
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How to enable secure authentication (ssl,tls,starttls) in nullmailer 1.0.5. and upgrade nullmailer to 1.11

I am using a linux based device where we use nullmailer to send email using smtp. nullmailer version: 1.0.5 User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05) In the existing mechanism, our smtp server does not ...
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How do I tell Mutt to ask for a gpg passphrase?

I'm slowly migrating to mutt after years of Thunderbird and stumped by gpg. I have Mutt signing messages by default, but I don't get asked for a passphrase and then the message fails: gpg: can't ...
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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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mutt: how to display selected new messages differently 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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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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Using corrected time in the “attribution” variable of mutt?

I receive quite a few email messages displaying UTC time within the "Date:" header. I found the following perl script by user hyperair, very useful to display a new header "Local-Date" for incoming ...
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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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highlight the current thread in mutt, but not in thread mode

A sample mail structure in mutt: - L1: thread1 mail1 - L2: thread2 mail1 - L3: thread2 mail2 (cursor here) - L4: thread3 mail1 - L5: thread1 mail2 - L6: thread3 mail2 - L7: thread1 mail3 - L8: ...
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Can I send email in the background in Mutt while still being notified of errors?

Removing mutt's send delay I originally used mutt's built-in SMTP MTA. However, there is a considerable pause after hitting send. This can be disabled by using an external MTA with set ...
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How can I change the default “save” folder in Mutt?

By default, Mutt wants to archive messages to folders by sender name. So when I hit s it prompts me with Save to mailbox ('?' for list): =sendername. I'd like to have it default to ...
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How do I save a reply to an MBOX email to the same MBOX file in mutt?

Here is the use case. From time to time I read messages contained in an MBOX file using mutt. For the sake of this question I'll use the following to create an MBOX file for reference: curl -L ...
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mutt send mail from command line, with headers inside text file

Can mutt send mail from command line without command line parameters, with subject, cc, bcc, reply-to, in-reply-to all defined inside mail.txt file with body of the message too (the same file format ...
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mutt: Delay in emails delivery

It is the first time I am sending emails from Bash. For a test I have sent about 80 emails with mutt to (and from) my GMail address. Not all emails have been delivered in the 24 hours following me ...
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Pretty print mails from mutt?

I know that I can configure a print command in Mutt via .muttrc, e.g.: set print=ask-yes set print_command="..." But what print command should I use for pretty printing? Well, a2ps output seems a ...
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Set terminal title from within Mutt?

With the help of Display command in xterm titlebar I've got gnome-terminal changing the title to reflect the running command, so that I can see which terminal Mutt is running it. But what I'd really ...
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Can I automatically send from specific email addresses in Mutt?

Background I own a domain with a catch-all, so that all email sent to *@foo.bar goes to one account. I have unique usernames for particular organisations, e.g. stackexchange@foo.bar. If an email ...
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Delete mails with attachments

Since I've limited quota on mail server, I'd like to delete large messages. I am thinking of the following flow: Tag all messages with attachments Delete the tagged messages. The mutt manual have ...
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mutt once prompted password, used for both imap and smtp

My password for imap and smtp are the same and mutt version is using integrated smtp settings. I do not want to store my password in any script nor encrypt it with pgp/openssl nor using wallet ...
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Controlling the order in which files are put into an array

I have a script that grabs a bunch of time-stamped files and puts them into an array to be processed by Mutt and emailed to me. My problem is that the files are just randomly placed into the array ...
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How does Mutt decide if an email has been replied to?

Mutt places an r flag next to emails that I've replied to. However, sometimes it errs, and there is no flag next to an email that I have replied to. notmuch correctly identifies the thread. If I move ...
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Sending Specific Files With Mutt

I'm trying to use Mutt to send specific files in a folder. I have a folder titled "Image Cache" that, with a picture being taken every second, has 30 seconds of pictures in it. I would like to use ...
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Mutt: how to safely store password?

My .muttrc file looks something like this one or see below a glimpse. I am hesitant with the password. How should I store my password to use it with mutt? set imap_user = "username@gmail.com" set ...
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How to revert list of email by date using mutt?

I use the office365 mutt config connect my Microsoft Office 365 email account, and that works fine. One issue I am having is that I want to reverse the email view so that I see the most recent ones ...
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What to do with a message/partial MIME type?

I used a copier/scanner to scan a document and email me the resulting image. It sent me several emails, each with a message/partial MIME attachment. mutt doesn't seem to understand these messages. ...
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Can I create a mutt macro to reply and archive?

Is it possible to create a mutt macro to reply to an email, then move it to another folder? Currently I have the following two macros defined. bind index,pager r group-reply macro pager a ":set ...
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Can mutt macros obtain properties from the current message?

In mutt, can macros can obtain some of the properties from the current message, in order to use them as variables? Here are some examples of potential macros, with the properties I'd wish to obtain in ...
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How to create a send-hook for only a sole specific recipient in mutt?

I'm trying to set up a send-hook so that gpg encryption is enabled when I send to a specific recipient, but if it's sent to other recipients as well, then encryption is disabled. That is, encrypt if ...
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How can I search gpg-encrypted email with notmuch-mutt?

I'm using mutt, with notmuch-mutt indexing the mail. I have a macro defined in mutt to search multiple mailboxes, using notmuch's integration (as suggested in the man page). macro index <F3> \ ...
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mutt: color messages with attachments differently

I tried this: folder-hook . 'color index green black "~B \"Content-disposition: attachment;\""' but got nothing except exceptionally slow rendering of the inbox. Is there any way to do this, or ...
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Can I open the next unread message in mutt with a single key?

Is there a way to open the next unread message in mutt with a single key? I can move to the next unread with next-new-then-unread, which is bound to Tab by default. However, if there are no unread ...
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mutt: define which headers are displayed (in compose)

When composing a message in mutt, I see the following headers: From: To: Cc: Bcc: Subject: Reply-To: Fcc: ~/.mail/sent Mix: <no chain defined> Security: None ...
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Can I delete messages from the trash after x days in mutt?

I'd like to use a trash folder in mutt. I know how to create a macro that moves mail to the trash folder instead of deleting. However, I'd also like to automatically delete messages that sit there for ...
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How can I change $record in mutt depending on the from address?

I use multiple accounts in mutt, and wish to save sent messages to different $record directories. I am aware of folder-hook; if I compose in different folders, I can change $record depending on the ...
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Why does sending email via mutt work to gmail but not to evernote?

I have freshly installed sendmail and mutt on Ubuntu 14, with no configuration. It works fine like this when sending a test email to a gmail account, e.g. mutt -s 'test 1' < /dev/null -- ...
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How can I use mutt with local storage, IMAP and instant pushing of new email?

I'm thinking about switching to mutt for email. However, I have a few requirements. I'd like to be able to store the email offline. I'd like to have email pushed immediately to my local computer as ...
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How to receive meeting invitations from Office365, so that they can be parsed and added to a calendar?

How to receive iCalendar (.ics or .ical) meeting invitations from outlook.office365.com, so that they can be parsed and added to a calendar (such as remind + wyrd)? I've searched long and hard for an ...
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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 ...
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mutt: gmail IMAP unresponsive

I read gmail via IMAP with the mutt MUA. If I leave mutt open and idle for several minutes, then the program becomes unresponsive to keyboard input, requiring me to kill the process. I am not certain ...