The NeoMutt E-Mail Client

Michael Elkins

version 2019-12-07

Abstract

All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.— me, circa 1995


1. Introduction
1. NeoMutt Home Page
2. Mailing Lists
3. NeoMutt Online Resources
4. Contributing to NeoMutt
5. Typographical Conventions
6. Copyright
2. Getting Started
1. Core Concepts
2. Screens and Menus
3. Moving Around in Menus
4. Editing Input Fields
5. Reading Mail
6. Sending Mail
7. Forwarding and Bouncing Mail
8. Postponing Mail
9. Logging
10. Encryption and Signing
3. Configuration
1. Location of Initialization Files
2. Starter NeoMuttrc
3. Syntax of Initialization Files
4. Address Groups
5. Defining/Using Aliases
6. Changing the Default Key Bindings
7. Defining Aliases for Character Sets
8. Setting Variables Based Upon Mailbox
9. Keyboard Macros
10. Using Color and Mono Video Attributes
11. Message Header Display
12. Alternative Addresses
13. Mailing Lists
14. Using Multiple Spool Mailboxes
15. Monitoring Incoming Mail
16. User-Defined Headers
17. Specify Default Fcc: and/or Save Mailbox
18. Change Settings Based Upon Message Recipients
19. Change Settings Before Formatting a Message
20. Choosing the Cryptographic Key of the Recipient
21. Dynamically Changing $index_format using Patterns
22. Adding Key Sequences to the Keyboard Buffer
23. Executing Functions
24. Message Scoring
25. Spam Detection
26. Setting and Querying Variables
27. Reading Initialization Commands From Another File
28. Removing Hooks
29. Format Strings
30. Control allowed header fields in a mailto: URL
4. Advanced Usage
1. Character Set Handling
2. Regular Expressions
3. Patterns: Searching, Limiting and Tagging
4. Marking Messages
5. Using Tags
6. Using Hooks
7. Managing the Environment
8. External Address Queries
9. Mailbox Formats
10. Mailbox Shortcuts
11. Handling Mailing Lists
12. Display Munging
13. New Mail Detection
14. Editing Threads
15. Delivery Status Notification (DSN) Support
16. Start a WWW Browser on URLs
17. Echoing Text
18. Message Composition Flow
19. Miscellany
5. NeoMutt's MIME Support
1. Using MIME in NeoMutt
2. MIME Type Configuration with mime.types
3. MIME Viewer Configuration with Mailcap
4. MIME Autoview
5. MIME Multipart/Alternative
6. MIME Multipart/Multilingual
7. Attachment Searching and Counting
8. MIME Lookup
6. Optional Features
1. General Notes
2. SSL/TLS Support
3. POP3 Support
4. IMAP Support
5. SMTP Support
6. OAUTHBEARER Support
7. Managing Multiple Accounts
8. Local Caching
9. Sending Anonymous Messages via Mixmaster
7. Attach Headers Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Usage
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
8. Compose to Sender Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
9. Compressed Folders Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Credits
10. Conditional Dates Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
11. Encrypt-to-Self Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
12. Fmemopen Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
13. Forgotten Attachment Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
14. Global Hooks
1. Introduction
2. Commands
3. neomuttrc
4. See Also
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
15. Ifdef Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
16. Index Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
17. Initials Expando Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
18. Kyoto Cabinet Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
19. Limit Current Thread Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
20. LMDB Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
21. Multiple FCC Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
22. Nested If Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
23. New Mail Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
24. NNTP Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. neomuttrc
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
25. Custom backend based Tags Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Commands
6. Colors
7. neomuttrc
8. Credits
26. Notmuch Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Using Notmuch
4. Variables
5. Functions
6. Commands
7. Colors
8. neomuttrc
9. See Also
10. Known Bugs
11. Credits
27. Progress Bar Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
28. Quasi-Delete Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
29. Reply With X-Original-To Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Credits
30. Sensible Browser Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
31. Sidebar Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Commands
6. Colors
7. Sort
8. neomuttrc
9. See Also
10. Known Bugs
11. Credits
32. Skip Quoted Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
33. Status Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. Colors
5. neomuttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
34. TLS-SNI Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Known Bugs
4. Credits
35. Trash Folder Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. neomuttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
36. Autocrypt
1. Requirements
2. First Run
3. Compose Menu
4. Account Management
5. Alternative Key and Keyring Strategies
37. Security Considerations
1. Passwords
2. Temporary Files
3. Information Leaks
4. External Applications
38. Performance Tuning
1. Reading and Writing Mailboxes
2. Reading Messages from Remote Folders
3. Searching and Limiting
39. Reference
1. Command-Line Options
2. Configuration Commands
3. Configuration Variables
4. Functions
40. Miscellany
1. Acknowledgements
2. About This Document

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