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Old 10-01-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Configuring Mutt to receive pop3 mail.


Hi!
I can use Mutt to send mails but I don't know how what to do to receive mails through it. What should I configure and how?

Thanks in advance,
 
Old 10-01-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Does this help:

http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/48771
 
Old 10-02-2009, 04:35 AM   #3
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I have a page on mutt that deals with using getmail to errm, get mail.

http://home.roadrunner.com/~computertaijutsu/mutt.html

Some people have found it useful.
 
Old 10-02-2009, 05:40 AM   #4
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Thanks my friends!
I will take a look at those web pages and let you know how things worked.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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Well, I finally arrived to a possible solution but still have some questions trying to optimize it:

I am using fetchmail to check my mails from gmail and ssmtp to send them. I read and I write them with Mutt.

Questions:

a) Can I have more than an account in fetchmail? I mean: Can I add another e-mail account to .fetchmailrc? The answer is YES. I am editing this line after -just- adding another e-mail account to .fetchmailrc and it worked.

b) Can I have mutt checking my mails (using fetchmail) when I start it or I have to, always, run fetchmail by hand first?

c) I guess not but still will ask you: Is it possible to view HTML messages with mutt? If not, Can I call a HTML viewer from within mutt?

Thanks again and sorry for all the questions I am asking. I hope this is helpful for someone else.

Cheers from Buenos Aires,

Last edited by glore2002; 10-03-2009 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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My page linked in my previous post has a section on reading html mail. Yes, you can read them. You can edit /etc/mailcap or make a file .mailcap in your home directory.

Then add one of the text/html lines. For example, in Fedora I have
Code:
text/html: w3m -dump -T text/html %s
As mentioned in the article, I use Getmail, so can't help with the fetchmail questions.
 
  


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