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Mutt Configuration


IF you use mutt WITH, you will have to make sure that the imap feature is compiled and optional ssl enabled.

  1. You should have the following settings in your .muttrc file.

    set imap_checkinterval=600
    set imap_force_ssl=yes
    set imap_user="username" (replace username with real username/login name)
    set mail_check=600

  2. Enter mutt -v and you should see the following:

    % mutt -v
    Mutt (2000-07-28)
    Copyright (C) 1996-2000 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 2.4.18-realtime.4 [using slang 10404]
    Compile options:
    To contact the developers, please mail to <>.
    To report a bug, please use the muttbug utility.

  3. Look for the +USE_IMAP and +USE_SSL features which allow for secure links (recommended)

  4. Run mutt

    Launch mutt

  5. Hit Enter to download your messages from

    Download Mail

  6. Hit o to accept the SSL Certificate

    Accept Cert

  7. Enter your password

    Enter Password

  8. Your inbox is now accessible and ready for you to read your email

    Open Inbox

*** IMPORTANT *** when sending email this assumes you have your MTA (sendmail, exim, postfix, qmail, etc...) configured correctly to deliver the mail!