[svlug] Using mutt
todd at mrball.net
Fri Apr 13 03:37:02 PDT 2001
Dan Copeland wrote:
> local mail delivery. Fetchmail runs in daemon mode and just passes
> messages off to sendmail.
> Procmail finds the .procmailrc in my home directory which tells it
> where to store all the mail. Actually the .procmailrc just points
Got all of procmail setup and working including filtering all the
mailing lists when I run it from the commandline. A problem is that
when I hit "G", mutt pops all my mail into /var/spool/mail/_username_.
It's not piping it to procmail. I found somewhere on mutt.org that the
reason is it has pop built in instead of using fetchmail. I haven't
found a way to make it do that, but I'm guessing that I'll create a
macro to call fetchmail and make the "G" key call that macro. Am I on
the right track? Is there a better way?
I can see that fetchmail running in daemon mode would get the email to
my local harddrive. The question is, is mutt smart enough to see that
new mail has been added? Off to go test...
I saw another option that was something along the lines of "move read
email to a folder", I believe it was hooks? This doesn't seem to use
And I don't see anywhere that tells me that I have new messages in a
folder. I recall that I can modify the display. I gotta work on that
Damn, I think I'm close.
> I really wish I could remember which Howto told me how to set all
> this up - if I can find it I'll let you know.
Still waiting :)
Blue skies... Todd
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