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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If a key is not defined in another menu, Mutt will look for a binding to use in this menu. Using this when replying to messages posted to mailing lists helps avoid duplicate copies being sent to the author of the message you are replying to. When setmutt will not show the presence of missing messages in the thread tree. From this menu, you can print, copy, filter, pipe, edit, compose, review, and rename an attachment or a list of tagged attachments.

The sidebar can display these message counts. There are four basic types of variables: This includes for example polling for new mail, storing Fcc messages and saving messages to a folder.

This field has two purposes. You can view attachments as text, or view them using the mailcap viewer definition the mailcap mechanism is explained later in detail. When you press key in menu menuMutt will behave as if you had typed sequence.

Arrived here via google as you say and it just made mutt better than everything else I’ve used. See Syntax of Initialization Files for more information on ” and ‘ delimiter processing. If you also happen to get mail from someone whose address is mutt-users example. These assignments are all valid.

The iconv-hook command defines a system-specific name for a character set.


The keyboard buffer will not be processed until after all hooks are run; multiple push or exec commands will end up being processed in reverse order. Besides supporting traditional mail delivery through a sendmail-compatible program, Mutt supports delivery through SMTP if it maildap configured and built with –enable-smtp.

Also, mjtt help line may not be updated if a binding is changed while Mutt is running. Even worse, your mail including your password could be archived by internet search engines, mail-to-news gateways etc. Please note however that these operators are not defined by POSIX, so they may or may not be available in stock libraries on various systems. Mutt also has limited support for auto-detecting mailing lists: These two changes should be enough to make sure that Mutt mxilcap dispaly HTML mails for us, and allow us to reply to them properly.

In a longer running mutt session, others can make assumptions about your mailing habits depending on the number of messages sent. Postfix users may wish to unset this variable. Most metacharacters lose their special meaning mailcapp lists. However, the sorting method is not restored to its previous value when reading a different mailbox.

Mutt and HTML email

When set, color is applied only to the exact text matched by regexp. Since translations of Mutt into other languages are highly appreciated, the Mutt developers always look for skilled translators that help improve and continue to maintain stale translations.

If you prefer a different program to render your HTML you can change the links command to that instead – for example w3mor lynx. As Mutt be can be set up to be the mail client to handle mailto: The command line is used to display informational and error messages as amilcap as for prompts and for entering interactive commands.

When combined with -Ethe draft file will be updated to the final state of the message after composition, regardless of whether the message is sent, aborted, or even postponed.


If you’ve ever used a threaded news client, this is the same concept. Since user-defined variables are expanded in the same way that environment variables milcap except for the shell-escape command and backtick expansionthis feature can be used to make configuration files more readable.

The index is the screen that you usually see first when you start Mutt.

As addresses are matched using regular expressions and not exact strict comparisons, you should make sure you specify your addresses as precise as possible to avoid mismatches. To fully use Mutt’s features here, the program must be mailczp to recognize what e-mail addresses you receive mail under.

This function will go to the next line of non-quoted text which mailcqp after a line of quoted text in the internal pager. Mutt will default to the defined editor for text attachments. Functions are listed in the reference. It can be overridden by use of the pgp menu, when encryption is not required or signing is requested as well.

Advanced mailcap Usage

However, it is possible to read other mailboxes and to send messages from the command line as well. An example might be to save messages to a mailing list to a separate folder, or to delete all messages with mmutt given subject. It’s usually very cumbersome to remember or type out the address of someone you are communicating with. The pager is very similar to the Unix program less 1 though not nearly as featureful. If the program returns non-zero, Mutt will use the second entry for interactive viewing.

That works, but sometimes the plain text just says “Use another mail reader” or words to that mzilcap.