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Mutt: limit or search by date

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

mutt rocks; I cannot say this often enough. You spend so much time dealing with email. If there is one task where it really pays off to train your brain to remember some shortcuts to never have to touch the mouse, and to benefit from enormous possibilities of customization, email must be it. Still, here’s […]

Emacs regular expressions: match at least n occurrences of character class

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Aside: I just discovered the very useful Emacs regex builder tool. Type M-x regexp-builder. I wanted a regular expression to match the pattern of mutt mail edit buffers, to apply mail-mode, but I did not want to match the muttrc and mutt.hooks files I have. Mail edit buffers get a pattern that starts with “mutt”, […]

Maintaining a whitelist of e-mail senders with local mutt and procmail on a server

Monday, June 8th, 2009

I run mutt locally on several different computers. OfflineIMAP automatically synchronizes the mailboxes, and that is a huge benefit. But I still had to set up a system that synchronizes my address books and mail settings. I’ve forgotten what exactly I am doing to accomplish this, and I now think there’s a small mistake somewhere […]

How to use mutt to send individual e-mails to lots of people at once

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

So, you want to send an e-mail to a list of people, but you don’t want to put them all in the “To:” or the “Bcc:” field of a single mail. You want each person to get an individual e-mail, but with the same subject line and the same content. It’s easy using mutt. Create […]

Adding an “X-label” header to lots of messages at once using mutt

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I’m using this method to add labels to individual messages in mutt. (You can use the X-label header in a similar way that you label e-mail in Gmail. You can search for messages with a certain label using the ~y pattern in mutt). But what if you suddenly want to apply a label to lots […]