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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Although Mutt’s procedures to invoke programs with mailcap seem to be safe, there are other applications parsing mailcap, maybe taking less care of it.

This can be used with message-hook to autoview messages based on size, etc. This is often used to send HTML messages which contain an alternative plain text representation. It is the best option if you have it. For convenience, I bind Enter to that function in muttrc:. These follow Mutt-style syntax, not shell-style! Polling for new mail is more expensive over POP3 than locally.

Definately not – three years on your echoes ring true. The optional -group argument to alias causes the aliased address es to be added to the named group. As seen in the basic mailcap section, this variable is expanded to a filename specified by the calling program. This means that mailcap does not work out of the box with programs which detach themselves from the terminal right after starting, like open on Mac OS X.


A short description of the formats follows. In addition, you can then use the test feature to determine which viewer to use interactively depending on your environment. When unset, Mutt will notify you of any new mail in the mailbox.

Similar to many other mail clients, there are two modes in which mail is read in Mutt. The editor is used to allow the user to enter a single line of text, such as the To or Subject prompts in the compose menu.

This function is best described as “recall from arbitrary folders”. Because I only read email with mutt, that’s why! Muttt quadoption controls whether or not the user is automatically placed in the editor when forwarding messages. The pgp or smime menus provide a selection to temporarily disable this option for the current message. When Mutt has finished with a compressed mail folder, it will look for a matching close-hook to recompress the file.

Mutt and HTML email

Any number of subjectrx commands may coexist. To subscribe to one of the following mailing lists, send a message with the word subscribe in the body to list-name -request mutt. Mutt recognizes the following optional fields:. This flag specifies the command to use to create a new attachment of a specific MIME type.

The meaning of keyid is to be taken broadly in this context: Specifies a regular expression to match against the body of the message, to determine if an attachment was mentioned but mistakenly forgotten. This is useful when configuring a web browser to launch Mutt when clicking on mailto links. Inotify only reports local changes, i.


Multiple maps may be specified by separating multiple menu arguments by commas.

Mutt and HTML email –

Mutt will insert your query properly quoted and search for the composed complex query. Utilities like biff or frm or any other program which accesses the mailbox might cause Mutt to never detect new mail for that mailbox if they do not properly reset the access time. Filenames for the messages are chosen in such a way they are unique, even when two programs are writing the mailbox over NFS, which means that no file locking is needed and corruption is very unlikely.

This can be useful to classify mail and take certain actions depending on in what groups the message is. Mmutt this variable is setmutt will use file size attribute instead of access time when checking for new mail in mbox and mmdf folders.

This example matches messages whose senders are known aliases.

Note that the sending side is not affected by this, Mutt tries to implement standards compliant folding. Controls whether ANSI color codes in messages and color tags in rich text messages are to be interpreted. Polling for new mail on an IMAP server can kutt noticeable delays. For instance, if your system has a Muttrc The chain selection screen is divided into two parts.

The message header is also RFC decoded.