I use Mutt as my main client and use the alias command quite frequently.

How to group mail addresses, or—even better—aliases into a list I can then use like an alias to send mail to?


Create a file with the following content:

alias my_alias1 recipient1@email, recipient1@email
alias my_alias2 recipient3@email, recipient4@email

Source it from your mutt config with source path/to/alias_file.

Aliases - Mutt Project Wiki

  • Whoa, how could I have missed this? It seems it is also possible to use aliases already defined?
    – Profpatsch
    Feb 19 '13 at 22:10
  • Sure, you can use already defined aliases as targets of another alias.
    – artyom
    Feb 20 '13 at 3:46


alias my_alias1 recipient1@email, recipient1@email, recep3@email.com


source ~/myalias.list 

I would like to be able to use this alias with mutt (-b for BCC):

$ mutt -b my_alias1 

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