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Old 04-23-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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Mutt folder navigation

Hi. I just made the switch over from Alpine to Mutt (mainly for better PGP support) It has been challenging figuring out how the .muttrc should be configured, but I seem to have successfully set things up so that I can press the "c" key, and Mutt will give me a list of folders that I can switch to. However, this list never includes the main INBOX folder itself, so once I have switched to a sub-folder, I cannot figure out how to switch back without restarting Mutt. Is there a command for this, or do I have to add something to .muttrc?

By the way, the INBOX and the folders are all on an IMAP account, if that makes any difference.
Old 04-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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I'm using mutt with an IMAPs server - here's my muttrc:
set folder="imaps://mail/"
set spoolfile=+
set move=no
set from="ilikejam <>"
set copy=yes
set record=+Sent
set certificate_file=~/.muttcerts
set imap_user=ilikejam
set envelope_from=yes
set sort=threads
set mime_forward=ask-no
set mime_forward_rest=yes
set markers=no
set timeout=15

ignore *
unignore date from subject to cc reply-to
The inbox comes up as INBOX at the top level.

Old 04-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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I found that if, after pressing 'c', I enter simply '=' for the folder name, this takes me back to my main inbox. A fairly fast and convenient way to get back, actually.


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