mutt

Section: User Manuals (1)
Updated: June 2001
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NAME

mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent  

SYNOPSIS

mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-a file] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c addr] addr [...]

mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

mutt -v[v]  

DESCRIPTION

Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading electronic mail under unix operating systems, including support color terminals, MIME, and a threaded sorting mode.  

OPTIONS

-a file
Attach a file to your message using MIME.
-b address
Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient
-c address
Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient
-e command
Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files.
-f mailbox
Specify which mailbox to load.
-F muttrc
Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc
-h
Display help.
-H draft
Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a message.
-i include
Specify a file to include into the body of a message.
-m type
specify a default mailbox type
-n
Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.
-p
Resume a postponed message.
-R
Open a mailbox in read-only mode.
-s subject
Specify the subject of the message.
-v
Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.
-x
Emulate the mailx compose mode.
-y
Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the mailboxes command.
-z
When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no messages in the mailbox.
-Z
Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes command which contains new mail, or exit immediately if none.
 

ENVIRONMENT

EDITOR
Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.
EMAIL
The user's e-mail address.
HOME
Full path of the user's home directory.
MAIL
Full path of the user's spool mailbox.
MAILDIR
Full path of the user's spool mailbox. Commonly used when the spool mailbox is a maildir (5) folder.
MAILCAPS
Path to search for mailcap files.
MM_NOASK
If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompting first.
PGPPATH
Directory in which the user's PGP public keyring can be found.
TMPDIR
Directory in which temporary files are created.
REPLYTO
Default Reply-To address.
VISUAL
Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.
 

FILES

~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
User configuration file.
/etc/Muttrc
System-wide configuration file.
/tmp/muttXXXXXX
Temporary files created by Mutt.
~/.mailcap
User definition for handling non-text MIME types.
/etc/mailcap
System definition for handling non-text MIME types.
~/.mime.types
User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.
/etc/mime.types
System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.
/usr/bin/mutt_dotlock
The privileged dotlocking program.
/usr/share/doc/mutt-1.4.2.2/manual.txt
The Mutt manual.
 

BUGS

None. Mutts have fleas, not bugs.  

FLEAS

Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not work under SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib. It does work with the S-Lang library, however.

Resizing the screen while using an external pager causes Mutt to go haywire on some systems.

suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bindings for one of the functions listed while Mutt is running.

For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt project's bug tracking system under http://bugs.guug.de/. To report a bug, please use the flea(1) program.  

NO WARRANTIES

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.  

SEE ALSO

curses(3), flea(1), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1), muttrc(5), ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1)

Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

The Mutt manual

The GNU General Public License.  

AUTHOR

Michael Elkins, and others. Use <mutt-dev@mutt.org> to contact the developers.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
BUGS
FLEAS
NO WARRANTIES
SEE ALSO
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