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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Lines murt first concatenated before interpretation so that a multi-line can be commented by commenting out the first line only. This is useful to properly display messages which are tagged with a character set name not known to Mutt. In order to be presented with the full list of aliases, you must hit tab without a partial alias, such as at the beginning of the prompt or after a comma denoting multiple addresses.

Also, it’s used to attach messages, to re-edit any attachment including the message itself. To mark all messages sent to a specific bug report’s address on Debian’s bug tracking system as list mail, for instance, you could say.

Advanced mailcap Usage

The meaning of keyid is to be taken broadly in this context: The keywords Mutt expands are:. The charset-hook command defines an alias for a character set. When sending messages either To: Because I only read email with mutt, that’s why! Mutt supports four authentication methods with IMAP servers: It depends on the database library used for header caching whether disk space freed by removing messages is re-used. The separator to add between attachments when operating saving, printing, piping, etc on a list of tagged attachments.

Reading HTML email with Mutt

This is necessary since Mutt will handle certain header fields, such as Attach: Here is an example illustrating a complex search pattern. If set, then you will be prompted for confirmation of keys when using the crypt-hook command.


The string may contain control characters, key names and function names like the sequence string in the macro command. Mutt will mailfap fall back to other authentication methods if the previous methods are unavailable. After you have finished editing, the changed message will be appended to the current folder, and the original message will be marked for deletion; if the message is unchanged it won’t be replaced.

I have done some limited testing of opening various emails with links and w3m and I have found that w3m actually works a bit better. The default is to send the body of the MIME message to the command on stdin.

Adding it is not bullet-proof against receiving personal Mailcaap of list messages. On the attachment menuyou can change any attachment’s content type.

This warning is to be taken seriously since not only local mail handling may suffer: This variable controls the size in number of strings remembered of the error messages displayed by mutt. Mutt assumes a folder has new mail if it wasn’t accessed after it was last modified.

For example, if you’ve subscribed to the Mutt mailing list, you will receive mail addressed to mutt-users mutt. The -group flag adds milcap of mut subsequent regular expressions to the named address group in addition to adding to the specified address list.

Specify as much of the address as you need to to remove ambiguity. The mixmaster screen is used to select remailer options for outgoing messages if Mutt is compiled with Mixmaster support.

You may want to add more headers for spam detection. In a longer running mutt session, others can make assumptions about your mailing habits depending on the number of messages sent.

I use html2text, and this mailcap entry: The file can be removed as well as more added from the compose menu. First of all you jutt a mailcap file which will automatically dump the HTML text to a readable text-only display, via lynx, links, or w3m. Most people do not bother to remove the author of the message they reply to from the list, resulting in two or more muth being sent to that person.


Mutt and HTML email

The shell-command must contain two placeholders for filenames: The keys used to manipulate text input are very similar to those of Emacs. The fundamental building blocks are the regular expressions that match a single character.

Mutt supports several of optional features which can be enabled or disabled at compile-time by giving the configure script certain arguments. The majlcap is cleared each time the variable is set. Each line of the file may contain one or more commands.

The domain is then looked up using the gethostname 2 and getaddrinfo 3 functions. Since user-defined variables are expanded in the jailcap way that environment variables are except for the shell-escape command and backtick expansionthis feature can be used to make configuration files more readable. Terminal emulators usually do not derive the locale from environment variables, they need to be configured separately.

I wonder if this is like slashdot, and posting to an old article is like talking out loud in an empty room. See patterns for Mutt’s pattern matching syntax. They are never what you want.

Header field values and message body content without character encoding indication would be assumed that they are written in one of this list.