mutt

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
BUGS
NO WARRANTIES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

NAME

mutt − The Mutt Mail User Agent

SYNOPSIS

mutt [-hnpRvxyzZ] [-a file] [-b address] [-c address] [-e command] [-f mailbox] [-F muttrc] [-H draftfile] [-i include] [-m type] [-s subject]

DESCRIPTION

Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading electronic mail under unix operating systems, including support color terminals, MIME, and a threaded sorting mode.

OPTIONS

-a file

Attach a file to your message using MIME.

-b address

Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

-c address

Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient

-e command

Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files.

-f mailbox

Specify which mailbox to load.

-F muttrc

Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc

-h

Display help.

-H draft

Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a message.

-i include

Specify a file to include into the body of a message.

-m type

specify a default mailbox type

-n

Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.

-p

Resume a postponed message.

-R

Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

-s subject

Specify the subject of the message.

-v

Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.

-x

Emulate the mailx compose mode.

-y

Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the mailboxes command.

-z

When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no messages in the mailbox.

-Z

Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes command which contains new mail.

ENVIRONMENT

EDITOR

Editor to invoke when composing a message.

HOME

Full path of the user’s home directory.

MAIL

Full path of the user’s spool mailbox.

MAILCAPS

Path to search for mailcap files.

MM_NOASK

If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompting first.

PGPPATH

Directory in which the user’s PGP public keyring can be found.

TMPDIR

Directory in which temporary files are created.

REPLYTO

Default Reply-To address.

VISUAL

Editor to invoke when the ~v command is given in the builtin editor.

FILES

~/.muttrc

User configuration file.

/etc/Muttrc

System-wide configuration file.

/tmp/muttXXXXXX

Temporary files created by Mutt.

~/.mailcap

User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

/etc/mailcap

System definition for handing non-text MIME types.

~/.mime.types

User’s personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

/etc/mime.types

System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

/usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock

The privileged dotlocking program.

BUGS

Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not work under SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib. It does work with the S-Lang library, however.

Resizing the screen while using an external pager causes Mutt to go haywire on some systems.

suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bindings for one of the functions listed while Mutt is running.

NO WARRANTIES

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

SEE ALSO

muttrc(5), curses(3), mutt_dotlock(1), ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1), mailcap(5)

Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

The GNU General Public License.

AUTHOR

Michael Elkins, and others. Use <mutt-dev@mutt.org> to contact the developers.