The Mutt E-Mail Client

Michael Elkins

version 20170714 (1.8.3)

Abstract

All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.— me, circa 1995


1. Introduction
1. NeoMutt Home Page
2. Mailing Lists
3. NeoMutt Online Resources
4. Contributing to Mutt
5. Typographical Conventions
6. Copyright
2. Getting Started
1. Core Concepts
2. Screens and Menus
3. Moving Around in Menus
4. Editing Input Fields
5. Reading Mail
6. Sending Mail
7. Forwarding and Bouncing Mail
8. Postponing Mail
3. Configuration
1. Location of Initialization Files
2. Syntax of Initialization Files
3. Address Groups
4. Defining/Using Aliases
5. Changing the Default Key Bindings
6. Defining Aliases for Character Sets
7. Setting Variables Based Upon Mailbox
8. Keyboard Macros
9. Using Color and Mono Video Attributes
10. Message Header Display
11. Alternative Addresses
12. Mailing Lists
13. Using Multiple Spool Mailboxes
14. Monitoring Incoming Mail
15. User-Defined Headers
16. Specify Default Save Mailbox
17. Specify Default Fcc: Mailbox When Composing
18. Specify Default Save Filename and Default Fcc: Mailbox at Once
19. Change Settings Based Upon Message Recipients
20. Change Settings Before Formatting a Message
21. Choosing the Cryptographic Key of the Recipient
22. Adding Key Sequences to the Keyboard Buffer
23. Executing Functions
24. Message Scoring
25. Spam Detection
26. Setting and Querying Variables
27. Reading Initialization Commands From Another File
28. Removing Hooks
29. Format Strings
30. Control allowed header fields in a mailto: URL
4. Advanced Usage
1. Character Set Handling
2. Regular Expressions
3. Patterns: Searching, Limiting and Tagging
4. Marking Messages
5. Using Tags
6. Using Hooks
7. Managing the Environment
8. External Address Queries
9. Mailbox Formats
10. Mailbox Shortcuts
11. Handling Mailing Lists
12. Keyword Management
13. Display Munging
14. New Mail Detection
15. Editing Threads
16. Delivery Status Notification (DSN) Support
17. Start a WWW Browser on URLs
18. Miscellany
5. Mutt's MIME Support
1. Using MIME in Mutt
2. MIME Type Configuration with mime.types
3. MIME Viewer Configuration with Mailcap
4. MIME Autoview
5. MIME Multipart/Alternative
6. Attachment Searching and Counting
7. MIME Lookup
6. Optional Features
1. General Notes
2. SSL/TLS Support
3. POP3 Support
4. IMAP Support
5. SMTP Support
6. Managing Multiple Accounts
7. Local Caching
8. Sending Anonymous Messages via Mixmaster
7. Attach Headers Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Usage
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
8. Compose to Sender Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. Muttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
9. Compressed Folders Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Credits
10. Conditional Dates Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
11. Encrypt-to-Self Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
12. Fmemopen Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
13. Forgotten Attachment Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
14. Global Hooks
1. Introduction
2. Commands
3. Muttrc
4. See Also
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
15. Ifdef Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. Muttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
16. Index Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
17. Initials Expando Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
18. Keywords Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Sort
6. Muttrc
7. See Also
8. Known Bugs
9. Credits
19. Kyoto Cabinet Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
20. Limit Current Thread Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. Muttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
21. LMDB Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
22. Multiple FCC Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
23. Nested If Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
24. New Mail Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
25. NNTP Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Muttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
26. Notmuch Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Using NotMuch
4. Variables
5. Functions
6. Commands
7. Colors
8. Muttrc
9. See Also
10. Known Bugs
11. Credits
27. Progress Bar Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
28. Quasi-Delete Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. Muttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
29. Reply With X-Original-To Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. Credits
30. Sensible Browser Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
31. Sidebar Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Commands
6. Colors
7. Sort
8. Muttrc
9. See Also
10. Known Bugs
11. Credits
32. Skip Quoted Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Muttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
33. Status Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. Colors
5. Muttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
34. TLS-SNI Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Known Bugs
4. Credits
35. Trash Folder Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Muttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
36. Security Considerations
1. Passwords
2. Temporary Files
3. Information Leaks
4. External Applications
37. Performance Tuning
1. Reading and Writing Mailboxes
2. Reading Messages from Remote Folders
3. Searching and Limiting
38. Reference
1. Command-Line Options
2. Configuration Commands
3. Configuration Variables
4. Functions
39. Miscellany
1. Acknowledgements
2. About This Document