mutt



mutt(1)                          User Manuals                          mutt(1)


NAME

       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent


SYNOPSIS

       mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

       mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-a file] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj]
       [-b addr] [-c addr] addr [...]

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

       mutt -v[v]


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, or exit immediately if none.


ENVIRONMENT

       EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail address.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

       MAILDIR
              Full path of the user's spool mailbox.  Commonly used when the
              spool mailbox is a maildir (5) folder.

       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 Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.


FILES

       ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
              User configuration file.

       /etc/mutt/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 handling non-text MIME types.

       ~/.mime.types
              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

       /etc/mutt/mime.types
              System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

       /usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock
              The privileged dotlocking program.

       /usr/local/share/doc/mutt/manual.txt
              The Mutt manual.


BUGS

       None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.


FLEAS

       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.

       For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt
       project's bug tracking system under http://bugs.guug.de/.  To report a
       bug, please use the flea(1) program.


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

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

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

       The Mutt manual

       The GNU General Public License.


AUTHOR

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

Unix                               June 2001                           mutt(1)

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