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Thread: Help with Mutt

  1. #1
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    Help with Mutt

    Hey, I've decided to give mutt a go, seeing as it's spoken of so highly.

    I'm struggling a little to get it up and running. I've read the wiki page but it doesn't state specifics, more a run over about how it should work. (at least that's what I got from it)

    I created ~/.muttrc
    added
    Code:
    set my_user=myuser@hotmail.com
    set my_pass='password'
    set mbox_type=Maildir
    set folder=$home/mail
    set spoolfile=+/
    set header_cache=~/.hcache
    set smtp_url=smtps://username@smtp.live.com
    set smtp_pass=password
    set realname=
    set ssl_force_tls = yes
    which I got from online. then open mutt. I'm promted with '/mail does not exist, create it?' which I say yes, and responded with '/mail// : no such file or directory (errno =2)' then as would expect - no mail box is open.

    Assuming that the input in the .muttrc is correct. Do I just manually create a /mail folder within .muttrc? if so, how does mutt locate it, does it do that automatically or do I have to?

    I've also found a few articles about mutt, from the comments - they are great for beginners - but they fail to load after the first page, so if anyone knows one which is up and running - appreciated.


    Cheers.
    - In the Service of General Cuckoo -

  2. #2
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    Re: Help with Mutt

    Try
    Code:
    set my_user=myuser@hotmail.com
    set my_pass='password'
    set mbox_type=Maildir
    set folder=$home/mail
    set spoolfile=+/
    set header_cache=~/.hcache
    set smtp_url=smtp://$my_user:$my_pass@smtp.live.com
    set smtp_pass=password
    set realname=
    set ssl_force_tls = yes
    Note smtp instead of smtps

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    Re: Help with Mutt

    I have written up the old way of doing things here:

    Using Mutt with Gmail
    http://www.andrews-corner.org/mutt.html

    Still works well for me...
    You think that's air you're breathing now?

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