How can I creat a mialbox for Mutt?
sepheebear at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 08:10:31 UTC 2006
On 1/19/06, YangPeng Ou <ouyan498 at mail.ustc.edu.cn> wrote:
> I install the Mutt on my computer with Ubuntu Breezy yesteday.
> When I open it first ( $mutt), the program ask me for whether I creat directory
> Mail, I agree. However, the program report that there is no /var/mail/p
> So I creat a directory /var/mail/p, and open Mutt again, but it report /var/mail/p
> is not a mailbox...
> How can I deal with it?
Let me ask, where are you downloading your mail to? Mail spools arent
created automatically by the installer. I ask that first, because
that's where you want to setup mutt to look for your mail. If you're
using something like fetchmail/procmail to get mail, check those
Check "man mutt" and "man muttrc"
Then create a file $HOME/.muttrc and add a few lines such as:
set mbox = ~/mail
set spoolfile = /path/to/your/mailbox (likely /var/mail/$USER)
In my case, I use fetchmail with procmail to deliver to a maildir
formatted mailbox, so my config looks something like:
set mbox_type = Maildir
set mbox = "~/.maildir/"
set folder = "~/.maildir"
set spoolfile= "~/.maildir/"
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