This post's .muttrc works fine on all my CentOS systems, but not Red Hat 5.11. Red Hat 5.11 squawks about the:

set imap_user = "[email protected]"
set imap_pass = "password"

set smtp_url = "smtp://[email protected]:587/"
set smtp_pass = "password"
set from = "[email protected]"
set realname = "Your Real Name"

The two smtp_ directives result in mutt complaining.

Error in /home/amr/.muttrc, line 4: smtp_url: unknown variable Error in /home/amr/.muttrc, line 5: smtp_pass: unknown variable source: errors in /home/amr/.muttrc Press any key to continue...

Does anyone have a Red Hat example?

  • Is there a reason you're still using RHEL5 (vintage 2007)? It's pretty much fallen off the support wagon at this point.
    – thrig
    Commented Jan 12, 2017 at 21:07
  • Red Hat is still supporting it, and I do not have time to rebuild a system that's supposedly going to be replaced soon. Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 12:50
  • @thrig your question assumes that OP (and I) have control over the version and distro that we're told to use.
    – RonJohn
    Commented Nov 27, 2019 at 2:53


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