remote imap and mutt
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Sat Apr 24 11:19:31 PDT 2004
On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 06:24:16PM +0200 or thereabouts, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> I run the courier package, including imapd-ssl.
> My cli mail agent is mutt.
> If I'm logged in locally everything works very well, but I want to use
> mutt on another fbsd box an connect to my imap maildir *remotely*
> No matter what I try; all I see is my inbox. My other (remote) folders
> don't show up in the folder browser. If I tap "c -> <TAB>" the local
> Can anybody tell me the mutt options to show my other imap folders on
> the remote imap server?
> The imap settings in .muttrc are:
This is hardly a FBSD question, and would be handled on the Mutt list, as
its substance is about Mutt configuration. However, here is your answer.
First off, I have different .muttrc files for different IMAP servers, much
easier to customize this way... I then call it .. mutt -F .muttrc2 or some
Second, using below, you are not using SSL, as you say above.. you need
these are optional
and to manage your certs when using SSL, so you do not have to say yes
each time you log on, you need..
> set imap_user=dick
> set imap_pass=*****
> set imap_home_namespace=imap://lothlorien/home/dick/Maildir
> set spoolfile=imap://lothlorien/INBOX
> set folder=~/Maildir
> set mbox_type=Maildir
> set mask=!^[a-z]
> set postponed=+.draft
> set record=+.outbox
> This does not work ;-( The manual states it should be possible to have
> the imap mailfolders in a listing. But I want to know how. Please..
third, you need to list your mailboxes from your IMAP server in your
.muttrc file, then they will show up..
mailboxes =INBOX =INBOX/sent =INBOX/whatever =INBOX/store =INBOX/bsd
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