The NeoMutt E-Mail Client

Michael Elkins

version 2020-09-25

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. Changing the current working directory
8. Defining Aliases for Character Sets
9. Setting Variables Based Upon Mailbox
10. Keyboard Macros
11. Using Color and Mono Video Attributes
12. Message Header Display
13. Alternative Addresses
14. Mailing Lists
15. Using Multiple Spool Mailboxes
16. Monitoring Incoming Mail
17. User-Defined Headers
18. Specify Default Fcc: and/or Save Mailbox
19. Change Settings Based Upon Message Recipients
20. Change Settings Before Formatting a Message
21. Choosing the Cryptographic Key of the Recipient
22. Dynamically Changing $index_format using Patterns
23. Adding Key Sequences to the Keyboard Buffer
24. Executing Functions
25. Message Scoring
26. Spam Detection
27. Setting and Querying Variables
28. Reading Initialization Commands From Another File
29. Removing Hooks
30. Format Strings
31. 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. Header Cache Compression Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
16. Ifdef Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
17. Index Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
18. Initials Expando Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
19. Kyoto Cabinet Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
20. Limit Current Thread Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
21. LMDB Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
22. Multiple FCC Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
23. Nested If Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
24. New Mail Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
25. NNTP Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. neomuttrc
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
26. Custom backend based Tags Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. Commands
6. Colors
7. neomuttrc
8. Credits
27. 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
28. Progress Bar Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Colors
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
29. Quasi-Delete Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Functions
4. neomuttrc
5. See Also
6. Known Bugs
7. Credits
30. Reply With X-Original-To Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Credits
31. Sensible Browser Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. See Also
4. Known Bugs
5. Credits
32. 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
33. Skip Quoted Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. neomuttrc
5. Known Bugs
6. Credits
34. Status Color Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Commands
4. Colors
5. neomuttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
35. TLS-SNI Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Known Bugs
4. Credits
36. Trash Folder Feature
1. Support
2. Introduction
3. Variables
4. Functions
5. neomuttrc
6. See Also
7. Known Bugs
8. Credits
37. Autocrypt
1. Requirements
2. First Run
3. Compose Menu
4. Account Management
5. Alternative Key and Keyring Strategies
38. Security Considerations
1. Passwords
2. Temporary Files
3. Information Leaks
4. External Applications
39. Performance Tuning
1. Reading and Writing Mailboxes
2. Reading Messages from Remote Folders
3. Searching and Limiting
40. Reference
1. Command-Line Options
2. Configuration Commands
3. Configuration Variables
4. Functions
41. Miscellany
1. Acknowledgements
2. About This Document

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