Mutt is known for being a fast and highly configurable mail client, and since it is text-based, it’s ideal for checking email quickly over SSH.
mutt can be installed by yum utility as follows.
# yum install mutt .... Dependencies Resolved ======================================================================================================================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ======================================================================================================================================================================================================== Installing: mutt x86_64 5:1.5.21-27.el7 base 1.4 M Installing for dependencies: mailcap noarch 2.1.41-2.el7 base 31 k tokyocabinet x86_64 1.4.48-3.el7 base 459 k urlview x86_64 0.9-15.20121210git6cfcad.el7 base 27 k Transaction Summary ======================================================================================================================================================================================================== Install 1 Package (+3 Dependent packages) Total download size: 1.9 M Installed size: 7.3 M Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
1. The configuration file for mutt is located at each users home directory as ~/.muttrc. Below is a sample configuration for the .muttrc file. This is all you need to get mutt up and running.
# vi ~/.muttrc # About Me set from = "email@example.com" set realname = "Firstname Lastname" # My credentials set smtp_url = "smtp://firstname.lastname@example.org@smtp.domain.com:587/" set smtp_pass = "password" set imap_user = "email@example.com" set imap_pass = "password" # My mailboxes set folder = "imaps://imap.domain.com:993" set spoolfile = "+INBOX" # Where to put the stuff set header_cache = "~/.mutt/cache/headers" set message_cachedir = "~/.mutt/cache/bodies" set certificate_file = "~/.mutt/certificates" # Etc set mail_check = 30 set move = no set imap_keepalive = 900 set sort = threads set editor = "vim" # GnuPG bootstrap # source ~/.mutt/gpg.rc
2. After configuration done, create cache directory.
# mkdir -p ~/.mutt/cache
To verify if everything is set up properly, send a test email from the server.
# echo "" | mutt -s "subject" -i body.txt -a attachment.txt firstname.lastname@example.org
-s used to specify subject of mail. -i used to specify file containing message body. -a used to specify attachment file.
Some other commonly used options with mutt are:
-b used to add Bcc address. -c used to add Cc address. -e if you want to specify sender's address (something other than default).
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