The other is the mailcap file, which specifies the external commands to use for You can view attachments as text, or view them using the mailcap viewer. Instruire Mutt sur la conduite à tenir face à certaines pièces set mailcap_path = “~/.mutt/mailcap” alternative_order text/html text/plain set. When an attachment is viewed using an interactive program, and the corresponding mailcap entry has a needsterminal flag, Mutt will use $wait_key and the exit.

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This command permits you to flush hooks you have previously defined. In order to nevertheless use these programs with mailcap, you probably need custom shell scripts. For object and composeobjectsee the color command. Besides supporting traditional mail delivery through a sendmail-compatible program, Mutt supports delivery through SMTP if it was configured and built with –enable-smtp. Note that certain operations mut composing a new mail, replying, forwarding, etc.

Advanced mailcap Usage

The reply will then be connected to this parent message. A message’s final score is the sum total of all matching score entries.

With MIME, messages can have attachments and even attachments which itself have attachments and thus form a tree structurenearly arbitrary characters can be used for sender names, recipients and subjects.

For interactive use, Mutt ignores this tag and treats all entries equally.

The selection jutt later be changed in the compose menu. Certain named classes of characters are predefined. There muht times that it’s useful to ask Mutt to “remember” which message you’re currently looking at, while you move elsewhere in your mailbox.

Using send-hookthe sender can be set to a dedicated one for writing mailing list messages, and the mailcwp could be set to a mutt-related one for writing to a mutt list — for other lists, the list sender setting still applies but a different signature can be selected. The mixmaster screen is used to select remailer options for outgoing messages if Mutt is compiled with Mixmaster support.


If this variable is unsetwhen operating saving, printing, piping, etc on a list of tagged attachments, Mutt will concatenate the attachments and will operate on them as a single attachment. When setmutt will not open new IMAP connections to check for new mail.

These settings work on a per-message basis. But some explanations on the capabilities, flags, and validity fields are in order. For your convenience, we have included below a brief description mailcxp this syntax. A thread is a group of messages which all relate to the same subject. When set the default it will only notify you of new mail received since the last time you opened the mailbox.

Since no additional files are used for metadata which is embedded in the message filenames and Maildir is locking-free, it’s easy to sync across different machines using file-level synchronization tools.

Mutt and HTML email

This is useful to distinguish between personal and list mail in the same mailbox. If none of these shortcuts are used, a local path should be absolute as otherwise Mutt tries to find it relative to the directory mutt where Mutt was started which may not always be desired.

Asks for an external Unix command and executes it. To use aliases, you merely use the alias mtut any place in Mutt where Mutt prompts for addresses, such as the To: First of all you setup a mailcap file which will automatically dump the HTML text to a readable text-only display, via lynx, links, or w3m. A hook is a concept found in many other programs which allows you to execute arbitrary commands before performing some operation. There are many other features which are described elsewhere in the manual.

The locale used by strftime 3 to format dates in the attribution string. Mutt will automatically enter this mode when invoked from the command line with the -y option.


For some IMAP servers, enabling this will slightly speed up downloading initial messages. This command allows you to specify header fields which you don’t normally want to see in the pager. Depending on the format string variable, some of its sequences can be used to optionally print a string if their value is nonzero.

For a list of mirror sites, please refer to http: This command is used to override the default mailbox used when saving messages. Compression results in database files roughly being one fifth of the usual diskspace, but the decompression can result in a slower opening of cached folder s which in general is still much faster than opening non header cached folders.

Also, it’s used to attach messages, to re-edit any attachment including the message itself.

The Mutt E-Mail Client

When not using a Unicode locale, it may happen that you receive messages with characters not representable in your locale. This works for tagged messages, too.

To tell Mutt that you are subscribed to it, add subscribe mutt-users to your initialization file instead. This results in broken discussions because Mutt has not enough information to guess the correct threading. As for regular expressions, a lower case string search pattern makes Mutt perform a case-insensitive search except for IMAP because for IMAP Mutt performs server-side searches which don’t support case-insensitivity.

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Mutt has generalized support for external spam-scoring filters. Deferring user-defined variable expansion to runtime.