Next file is a valid example to start using Mutt in a basic way, including paths for alias file, sent messages and postponed messages. You can further personalize it attending to the Mutt manual indications and
Simple example of
set folder=~/Mail set alias_file=.alias set postponed=.postponed set record=SendMessages set signature=.signature my_hdr From: Name Surname <Name@domain.com> source =.alias
It is necesary that the directory
.muttrc (that is,
=.alias is to Mutt as
=.postponed is to Mutt
~/Mail/.postponed). Nevertheless it is possible to have these files in another directory provided we indicate the complete path in
~/.muttrc, and we have the necesary permissions to work in this directory.
It is also necesary to personalize the
my_hdr line with the name and electronic mail address you need. In the
~/Mail/.signature file you caninclude the signature that will appear in all the messages that are sent.
This configuration file can end up being made very big, so it is common to separate some of its commands in different files. For the time being, the PGP or GnuPG configuration lines are easily detachable, and the keyboard macros that we will personalize. To do that, it will be necesary to add the following lines to the
source = ~/Mail/.mutt.macros source = ~/Mail/.gnupgp.mutt
and to use the
~/Mail/.gnupgp.mutt files to put in them the keyboard macros and the PGP or GnuPG configuration that are commented forward.
To get a more extensive and complete information over the use and configuration of Mutt, and about advanced features, see the Mutt manual http://www.mutt.org.