Frank Bell discusses setting up and using Mutt as an email client.
Using a text email client such as Mutt is quite a learning experience. Here is some information to help you get started.
Hosted by Frank Bell on 2015-03-17 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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The programs that Frank used to set up Mutt:
Getting and Sorting Mail:
Procmail and Formail http://www.procmail.org/
Reading and Composing Mail: Mutt http://www.mutt.org/
Sending Mail: msmtp http://msmtp.sourceforge.net/
These are the references that Frank found most helpful:
Quickstart Guide to Mutt: http://docs.huihoo.com/gentoo/resources/document-listing/guide-to-mutt.html
Calmar on Mutt: http://www.calmar.ws/mutt/
Feeding the Cloud: Handling multiple identities/accounts in mutt: http://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/handling-multiple-identitiesaccounts-in/
Procmail (the UMBC link is a great introduction to procmail and procmail's regex):
Mail Filtering with Procmail: http://userpages.umbc.edu/~ian/procmail.html#example
Some Text Browsers (for help in parsing HTML emails)
Comment #1 posted on 2015-03-17T16:09:37Z by archer72
I have one tip. The rc file can be reloaded without restarting mutt. The command will do the same thing, and show any errors in the file setup.
Comment #2 posted on 2015-03-19T07:57:34Z by Jonas
Great show. I'm installing mutt now. I didn't realize you could use vi/vim as a mail editor/writer. I was also interested to hear how to use text web browsers and urlview in a text mail client. Great stuff.
It's always interesting to hear the different subjects the hosts have to talk about. Keep up the great work!
Comment #3 posted on 2015-03-21T15:08:39Z by rstackhouse
Automating alias file creation
Great show. I'm a programmer so my brain is geared to finding automatable tasks. Almost as soon as you mentioned the alias file, I started wondering if there was a way to automate adding to it. This guy used a vim autocommand to do it: http://www.twodee.org/blog/?p=7108. This guy used a Mutt display filter: http://wcm1.web.rice.edu/mutt-tips.html. I'm wondering about using procmail and some python for that purpose.
Comment #4 posted on 2016-03-13T12:31:11Z by Leslie Satenstein
A very nice podcast and I do appreciate the references.
I intend to follow up with mutt.
Comment #5 posted on 2016-03-15T03:08:46Z by Frank
Good luck with Mutt and thanks for listening.
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