[Ubuntu Chicago] Best Email Client?

Richard JOHNSON nixternal at ubuntu.com
Sat Jan 9 04:56:40 GMT 2010

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 10:25:24PM -0600, Montel Edwards wrote:
> Wow, I guess you gotta love those old CLI clients. Thanks man.
> I wonder if I can get it to automatically sign my GPG messages...

See my GPG signing on this message? It is done automatically, and I use
Mutt, so the answer is yes. A simple Google for Mutt GPG will provide you
with what you need in your .rc file for it.

If you decide to go with mutt, I recommend splitting up your rc files.  I
have this:

~/.mutt    # directory
~/.muttrc  # main config file

My .muttrc looks like:

# Set editor (Vi) and its options
set editor="vi -f -c 'set nohlsearch noshowmatch modelines=0 tw=75 et noai'
--cmd 'let mutt_mode=1'"

#source ~/.mutt/rc/abook.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/color.rc
#source ~/.mutt/rc/gnupg.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/gpg.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/hooks.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/macros.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/mail.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/misc.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/score.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/sidebar.rc
#source ~/.mutt/rc/sort-date.rc
source ~/.mutt/rc/sort-threads.rc

set alias_file = ~/.mutt/aliases
set sort_alias = alias
set reverse_alias = yes
source $alias_file


And then you can see I am just sourcing other config files located in
~/.mutt/rc/*.rc.  This makes it much easier to manage your configuration as
time goes on, because lord knows your configs can start to get huge,
especially when you are subscribed to roughly 30 development mailing lists
and get a thousand or more emails a day.

 Name|  Richard JOHNSON
Title|  Developer
  WWW|  http://www.ubuntu.com
Email|  nixternal at ubuntu.com
GnuPG|  3578 0981 A21D D662 2A96  7623 F4C1 838C D8C4 4738
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