View Full Version : mutt

05-07-2003, 10:46 AM
I'd really love to see mutt (http://www.mutt.org) installed.

pine has a few annoyances that you can't turn off (like confirm before send).

05-09-2003, 03:03 PM
I second that, it would be great to have mutt installed.

Also, it's a pitty that we don't have access to 'ping'. I guess it is this way because of security concerns (needs to run with suid or something), but it is such an useful tool that i really miss it sometimes, is there any similar alternative command?

WestHost - CSimiskey
05-12-2003, 04:18 PM
We are looking into getting mutt installed on all our server right now. I will post again when it has been done.

WestHost - CSimiskey
05-12-2003, 04:59 PM
Mutt has been installed on all our servers.

05-12-2003, 08:56 PM
Thanks!!! Now I can sort by threads.

05-13-2003, 04:11 AM
Beautiful, Thanks a lot!

05-15-2003, 07:52 AM
What is mutt? :oops:

05-15-2003, 08:19 AM
It's only the greatest thing since sliced bread. Well, maybe not, but it's a really good E-mail client IMHO. I think it's best feature is being able to sort by threads. When you're on a mailing list like debian-security (http://lists.debian.org/debian-security/) that's priceless. I really can't do it justice in a paragraph so take a look at the features page (http://www.mutt.org/#features) over at mutt.org (http://www.mutt.org).

03-17-2004, 10:35 AM
How do I set up Mutt (muttrc) to use an email account other than my main one? I tried using set pop_user and set imap_user and I'm getting "unknown variable" errors on startup.

03-18-2004, 09:56 AM
I need a little more information.

This is a pop (or imap) account on different server than mutt is installed on? Or is this on the same server? Just from reading your post, it looks like mutt might not have been compiled with pop3 and imap support. I believe you can check that with . . .

mutt -v
mutt -vv

same server
If it's on the same server, just tell mutt to open up that mailbox (can't remember the option at the moment, it's in the man page (http://www.mutt.org/doc/man_page.html)).

pop account on a different server
In keeping with the unix philosophy of many small utilities that do one thing well, my suggestion is to use fetchmail to download it to the box that has mutt installed. Then use mutt to read/reply, etc. I've heard that fetchmail is one of the most robust solutions out there. I used it back when yahoo had a nice pop server where you could download your mail without paying for it (ahh, the good old days). Failing that, look at http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-4.html#ss4.10. In fact 4.10, 4.11 and 4.12 should be very interesting to you.

imap account on a different server
As for imap, I haven't done anything with that, but take a look at this http://mutt.sourceforge.net/imap/. It was on the mutt webpage. I have no idea if it works correctly.

03-18-2004, 10:58 AM
I assumed asking a question here would come back with westhost specific info. I have an acct with mulitiple pop accts. Mutt's on the same server, and after running mutt -v I get

Mutt 1.4.1i (2003-03-19)
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `mutt -vv'.
Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `mutt -vv' for details.

System: Linux 2.2.23-rp1 (i686) [using ncurses 4.0]
Compile options:
To contact the developers, please mail to <mutt-dev@mutt.org>.
To report a bug, please use the flea(1) utility.

03-18-2004, 12:59 PM
I assumed asking a question here would come back with westhost specific info.

Well, I am a westhost client but I'm not at a place where I have access to the server at the moment, so I can't get specific.

Did you notice this . . .


So it looks like this version of mutt is not compiled with pop or imap in it.

This website . . . http://www.domsch.com/westhost/ has info on how to recompile mutt on westhost servers. It looks like POP and IMAP are included. You also need to compile ncurses. By the way, these are westhost 2.0 instructions. For westhost 1.0, you probably need to contact tech support for this.

As for everything being on the same server. I'm not a pop or imap expert, but I assume that this stuff is saved in a mailbox file on the server. You can use . . .

mutt -f $mailbox
to open that mail box. Replace $mailbox with the full path name to the mailbox. Again, I'm not on the server right now, so I can't check.

06-14-2004, 06:34 PM
It would be nice if it were part of the standard available packages on Westhost 2.0 as it was before.