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Old 01-07-2014, 07:06 AM   #1
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Mutt with Time/Warner Cable


I'd appreciate a sample Mutt config file that works with Time/Warner Cable (which company has not been terribly helpful so far). I'm in southern California, BTW.

TIA!!
 
Old 01-08-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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That's something I want to do but haven't gotten to yet!

The entry from the Arch wiki should help: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/mutt

Klaatu did a podcast on setting up Mutt with Procmail last year. Follow this link and look for episode 2013-10-30T03:30:50Z. (Mutt is the client; you also need a "mail transport agent" or MTA. The MTA actually fetches and sends mail. The client reads and writes it.)

I never hear anything good about Time Warner, but I suspect that expecting any cable provider to assist with something as esoteric and specialized as setting up a command line mail client on Linux is probably optimistic.

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #3
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Hi,
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I'd appreciate a sample Mutt config file that works with Time/Warner Cable (which company has not been terribly helpful so far).
Can you be more specific? There are many different ways to configure mutt. What exactly do you want to do? IMAP? SMTP? Have you been successful setting up some mail client other than mutt? If so, what instructions did you follow?

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Old 01-09-2014, 06:03 AM   #4
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Thanks to both respondents! Some details....

It's been years since I used Mutt. My concern is to get it so it works with Time/Warner, and I don't have much confidence in those people to guide me.

Here's the relevant section of a successful config file I used when I lived in Bangkok. I believe SSMTP is no longer used these days; that strikes me as a shame, because it was slick. And don't I recall that Mutt can get mail on its own, without needing an MTA?

What I need is the info that allows me to get hooked up with Time/Warner. Then too, I probably need something that I don't yet know I need.

# this config file suggested by geocities text
# added to /home/zwerg 14DEC06
# revised 16DEC06 with info from http://aperiodic.net/phil/configs
# revised 30JAN07
# version 0.5.0 -- Changelog in notebook, p. 71
# located /home/zwerg/.mutt/muttrc
# for Mutt 1.5.9-rr.compressed.1 Debian Stable
# patch.helmerson.incomplete-mbyte.2
set folder=~/Mail
source ~/.mutt/colors
source ~/.mutt/aliases
# set pop_authenticators=digest-md5:apop:user
#
set envelope_from=yes
# incoming mail to be spooled to
mailboxes ~./Mail/inbox
set pop_user=lbbarnes
set pop_delete=yes # changed to yes after tests went OK
set pop_pass=452688126
# set pop_host=mail.starconnext.com # alternate host designation
set pop_host=203.155.18.14 #(naughty word redacted) changed it, didn't tell me, drove me nuts
set pop_last=yes
set sendmail=/usr/sbin/ssmtp
set mbox_type=mbox
set spoolfile=+inbox
set mbox=+received
set postponed=+postponed
set record=+sent
set confirmappend=no
set delete=yes

I'll catch up with the recent version of Mutt later.... Time/Warner is the bone in my throat right now.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
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Hi,

the only significant difference setting up mutt compared to other MUAs is that mutt does not have a built in mta. As such you need to use a separate one. I think the default on debian is exim4, but you can use others. For example I use msmtp. I have no idea how to set up mutt and/or an mta to use "Time/Warner Cable", presumably you were provided with some instructions by that company. It does not matter that those instructions are not specific to mutt: they just need to provide the basic smtp information so you can configure your mta and imap (or pop3 or whatever) information so you can configure mutt. If you can provide that information we can help, otherwise, all we can do is point you to the mutt documentation.

Evo2.

PS. I'm assuming here you want to use mutt's imap and not download with some other tool.
 
  


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