First we'll configure the most important settings in the local config file
~/.muttrc to use mutt in a rational way.
# Let's determine your full name and email address:
- You can download the configuration below in
set from="Forename Surname <email@example.com>"
# In case that your hostname won't be detected correctly you can explicitly set it here:
# To avoid problems with German special characters use the character sets
# Here you can determine your favorite editor for writing messages:
# Skip the bothering prompt for recipient and subject when replying and
start immediately with writing your message:
# Always quote when replying:
# Mail that belongs together should be displayed in a thread-tree:
# Here you can determine your personal attribution line.
This string always precedes quoted text. (Take a look
at all possible tokens):
set attribution="* %n <%a> wrote:\n"
# Set format of
%d. You can use this in your
attribution line. (See strftime(3) man page for more infos):
set date_format="%A, %d.%m.%y at %H:%M"
# The quoting character can be set individually, too:
set indent_string="> "
# Scrolling line by line in index mode is really a cool thing, isn't it:
# Also very useful in pager mode (even the number of scrolling lines can be set):
# Mutt can split the screen into halves, so you can watch index + pager simultaneously:
# Don't jump to next message when at bottom of current message:
# Here you can define the location for copies of all outgoing mail:
# Which MTA (Mail Transport Agent) shall be used for delivering mail:
set sendmail="/usr/sbin/sendmail -oem -oi" # sendmail
set sendmail="/var/qmail/bin/sendmail -oem -oi" # qmail
# Location of your .signature file:
# Unless your signature file already contains sigdashes
(without quotation marks) you should enable this option:
# Determine the location of your spool file. All incoming mail is stored there:
set spoolfile="/var/spool/mail/yourloginname" # sendmail
set spoolfile="~/Mailbox" # qmail
# All aliases are stored in this file (more about aliases):
# To initialize the aliases file at startup you have to explicitly define it here:
# In the first step we are going to weed all headers:
# In the second step we remove the desired headers from the ignore-list:
unignore date: from: to: subject: cc: user-agent: x-mailer:
# Finally we specify the order for displaying headers:
hdr_order date: from: to: subject: cc: user-agent: x-mailer: