Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Mutt

  1. #1
    Guest

    Mutt

    i've been thinking about using Mutt for mail cuz i wanna switch to a console mail client and i've heard that mutt is the best

    but i got some questions first:
    1) how the hell do i set up multiple POP3 mailaccounts with it?
    2) i don't have sendmail or any of that crap installed on my system. i need to use an outgoing SMTP server from my ISP to send mails. how would i set that up in mutt if it's possible?


    edit: yes i've looked at the documentation, but i think that the muttrc style is just horrible and unclear

  2. #2

    Re: Mutt

    hmm you could use fetchmail to put all mail into your inbox and then read it with mutt or whatever you want ..

  3. #3
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    well i'm not gonna do that, simply because i think a mail client should be able to access POP3 accounts without any extra software installed besides itself

    but i found some sample muttrc files so i'm checking it out

    if anyone can answer my previous 2 questions, please feel free to do so

    edit: damn spelling mistakes

  4. #4
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    well i finally got it to work with one of my POP3 clients and i like it a lot

    i have no idea how to add the other POP3 account to it though, so if anyone could still explain that i'd be very greatful

  5. #5
    Mentor cga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    1,433

    Re: Mutt

    Mutt is only a mail client, not a mail transport agent (MTA). *You must use something like sendmail or qmail to work with Mutt.

    If you want a solid, easy to use console mail program that works well with POP3 and is self contained, try Pine. *That is what I use. *The configuration is very simple, and Pine has a lot of nice features. *Plus, you get the Pico editor with Pine for composing messages, and Pico is great for that task.

    http://www.washington.edu/pine

  6. #6
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    yea i also just read about the SMTP not being supported with mutt

    but i'll install sendmail if i have to
    mutt is just too sweet

  7. #7
    Mentor cga's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Posts
    1,433

    Re: Mutt


    yea i also just read about the SMTP not being supported with mutt

    but i'll install sendmail if i have to
    mutt is just too sweet
    Sendmail is a b*tch to use. I'd recommend qmail instead. You'll also likely want to set up fetchmail.

    I tried for several days to get Mutt working right, but in the end I just went back to Pine. I wish you luck in your quest.

  8. #8
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    i'm gonna try sSMPT
    that's what the FAQ recommends if u only have to get mail out to an SMTP server so i'm gonna try that first

  9. #9
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    well sSMTP apparantly does the trick cuz i can send mails with mutt now

    the only thing i need now is to know howto add another POP3 account and i'll be ready to go

  10. #10
    Guest

    Re: Mutt

    i'm such an idiot
    i spent all this time trying to get my second pop3 account to work with mutt (which didn't btw), and i just now realized that i could just let my yahoo mail be forwarded to my primary pop3 account

    oh well, it's all working now thx to the yahoo forwarding

Similar Threads

  1. Mail configuration (mutt/qmail)
    By Bartman in forum Linux - Software, Applications & Programming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2002, 08:33 PM
  2. Mailing lists in Mutt
    By gmoreno in forum Linux - Software, Applications & Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2002, 01:15 AM
  3. Mutt
    By gmoreno in forum Linux - Software, Applications & Programming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-13-2002, 05:28 PM
  4. YAMQ : Yet Another Mutt Question
    By demancey in forum Linux - Software, Applications & Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-03-2002, 10:21 AM
  5. How to change Mutt's mail directory ?
    By Compunuts in forum Linux - Software, Applications & Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-26-2002, 04:24 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •