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Looking for an email client that offers superior performancewithout sacrificing on features? Take a look at Mutt, the planet's coolestmail client, from the perspective of a long-time fan and user, and find outwhat you've been missing.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. A Man And His Mutt
  2. Feature Overload
  3. Road Test
  4. Room With A View
  5. Don't Ask
  6. Looking Good, Feeling Better
  7. Three's A Crowd
  8. Reach Out And Touch Someone
  9. Hooking Up
  10. Beep Beep
  11. Webcrawling
By: Vikram Vaswani, (c) Melonfire
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December 04, 2001

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

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If you've compiled Mutt with POP3 and IMAP support, you can use it to retrieve email from a POP3 server, or access mailboxes on an IMAP server. Here's an excerpt from my POP3 configuration section:
set pop_host="myhost"            # POP3 server
set pop_delete=no                # don't delete messages after download
set pop_user="vikram"            # POP3 username
Now, every time I hit
G (that's Shift-G)
Mutt will connect to the specified POP3 server and retrieve new messages from it. These messages are downloaded and stored in your local mail spool.

IMAP works in a slightly different way. To access mail on an IMAP server, you need to simply select a new folder, and specify the folder name in the following format:
{imap-server}folder
Mutt will prompt you for an IMAP username and password, and then connect to the IMAP server to display the messages in the selected folder. You can preset the IMAP user name and password in the configuration file, like this:
set imap_user="vikram"            # IMAP username
set imap_pass="dunno"           # IMAP password
For more information on how to use Mutt with IMAP, there's a good link at the end of this article.

 
 
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