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Old 10-31-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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Basic setup for Mutt using Maildir

I have Postfix and Dovecot(POP/IMAP) running, using Maildir message format.

Now I want to read my e-mail using Mutt (which I think is the tool to use in terminal). I google for Mutt and Maildir, but I cannot find the information I look for. All Mutt configuration files are full of colors and other customizations.

I think I have to create a .muttrc file on my home directory, but what parameters do I have to put in my .muttrc-file to be able to read my mail in /home/user/Maildir/?
Old 10-31-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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should be fairly easy
MAIL=/home/user/Maildir mutt
(in other words, set an environment variable to your maildir)
This is just for parsing maildirs.
if you want mutt to create maildirs when saving mails,
add this line to your .muttrc
set mbox_type=Maildir
Old 10-31-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks, I can now read my mail.


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