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How to use mutt to e-mail images from DigiKam

Monday, May 26th, 2008

DigiKam has a nice feature that lets you e-mail images; it’s in the Image menu. You can change the mail agent to use, in the Mail tab of the dialogue that comes up. That’s nice as well. However, you can only pick from a dropdown of predefined mail agents, and that list doesn’t include mutt. […]

Shell script to periodically check mail logs (and msmtpQ queue) and notify user by mail

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

As said in this previous post, I generally really like the speed of having set sendmail_wait = -1 in my ~/.muttrc, but mutt doesn’t let me know if there are any error messages. That’s not good, and it would be ironic to gain a few seconds when hitting y in mutt just to nervously dig […]

Mutt with msmtp and a mail queue

Friday, April 11th, 2008

If you read and send a lot of e-mail, you want to use the mutt mail client. If you travel a lot, you want to be able to compose e-mails offline and then send them off when you’re back online. Mutt has always insisted on being a pure mail user agent (MUA), not a mail […]

Getting 256 color support working for mutt in xfce4-terminal

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Mutt supports 256 colors if you terminal does, and that in turn seems to depend both on the terminal and on ncurses. For me, using Xfce on Xubuntu Gutsy, running mutt in a xfce4-terminal, 256 color support didn’t work out of the box. Putting any colorN into the ~/.muttrc yielded a “colour not supported by […]

Mutt: delete duplicate e-mail messages

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Sometimes, if you consolidate different mailboxes where some of the messages are in both mailboxes, you end up with duplicates. With mutt, it is really easy to delete one copy of each duplicate. I got this tip from here. You need to have set duplicate_threads = yes, either put it in your ~/.muttrc, or check […]