Peter Davis | 28 Feb 22:50 2015

Flashing error messages?

I'm trying to set my editor to 'emacs -nw', but I'm getting some kind of error message flashing at the bottom
of the
screen. Unfortunately, the error disappears too quickly for me to read it. Is there some way to redisplay
these messages?

Thank you.



           Peter Davis
       The Tech Curmudgeon

Tom Sparks | 27 Feb 05:14 2015

mutt email archive not working

the mutt email archive is not working


tom sparks
x86? We ain't got no x86. We don't need no stinking x86!

Brian Salter-Duke | 20 Feb 21:11 2015

Can not delete attachements

I am receiving emails from a colleague that have the following attachements:-

    1 [  10M] "<no description>"                                    7bit multipart/alternative
    2 [ 3.6K] "<no description>"                                   quoted-printable text/plain
    3 [  10M] "<no description>"                                          7bit multipart/mixed
    4 [ 3.8K] "<no description>"                                    quoted-printable text/html
    5 [ 9.4M] "H2-paper.docx"  base64 application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocess
    6 [ 0.2K] "<no description>"                                                7bit text/html
    7 [ 816K] "H2-paper.pdf"                                            base64 application/pdf
    8 [ 2.5K] "<no description>"                                    quoted-printable text/html
    9 [ 7.2K] "smime.p7s"                                   base64 application/pkcs7-signature

I can save the docx and pgf files, but having done so, I want to delete them
from the email, which of course I want to save. However it will not let me.  It
is something to do with the smime.p7s signiture. How can I delete the large
files?  Any help eould be appreciated.

Cheers, Brian.


            Brian Salter-Duke (Brian Duke) b_duke <at>  
                        Melbourne, Australia.

Philippe Delavalade | 19 Feb 18:36 2015

mutt and archivemail


I use archivemail which produces, for instance, inbox_archive.gz.

When issuing the command

mutt -f inbox_archive.gz

I have an error message because it is not a mailbox.

Previously, before my migration from debian to slackware, this worked
fineĀ ; I can't find what to configure so that it works. Maybe it's not a
mutt problem but...

Thanks for any help.


Ph. Delavalade

MD | 18 Feb 20:58 2015

dynamic indicator color

Dear list,

is it possible to set the indicator color dependant on the message 

Just now, I have set in my .muttrc:
color indicator brightblack yellow        # active line with cursor
color index     blue        default "~N"  # new messages

If the indicator is on a new message, I would like it's color to change to:
color indicator blue        yellow        # active line with cursor

Does anybody know, how this could be achieved. I found only the same 
question unanswered on

Many thanks for Your help,


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SGT. Garcia | 18 Feb 19:45 2015

remote instances

...the notino exist in browsers (elinks, firefox) but i was wondering if
one could send remote commands to a running instance of mutt? for example
to send mailto: uri action from a browsers.

Will Yardley | 17 Feb 22:07 2015

warning when trying to clearsign message with attached files

Thought about submitting a bug, but want to make sure I'm not missing
something first.

I tried to send a clearsigned PGP message with attachments.

Obviously, this can't work, but am I right in thinking mutt doesn't
display an error, but just jumps back to the previous screen when the
user tries to do this?


jonas | 14 Feb 16:15 2015

Trouble with decryption of certain emails using GPG + Mutt "application/pgp-encrypted is unsupported"

Hello! I'm having some trouble decrypting emails from a friend who is
using some kind of Iphone app for PGP.

When I get a encrypted email from this person it usually looks like this:

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 13:06:17 +0100
From: frend <friend <at> ...>
To: me
Subject: something

[-- Attachment #1 --]
[-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: 7bit, Size: 0.1K --]

[-- Attachment #2: encrypted.asc --]
[-- Type: application/pgp-encrypted, Encoding: 7bit, Size: 2.5K --]

[-- application/pgp-encrypted is unsupported (use 'v' to view this part)

[-- Attachment #3 --]
[-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: 7bit, Size: 0.1K --]


    [-- Attachment #1 --] always is a empty plain textfile.
    [-- Attachment #2: encrypted.asc --] is the encrypted message
    [-- Attachment #3 --] is either empty or contains non-cryptographic
    signature plaintext. i.e "kindly regards /friend"

I want mutt to automagically recognize encrypted.asc and do its normal
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Peter Davis | 12 Feb 17:10 2015

Two-phase authentification?

I think I know the answer to this, and I think it's "no," but just for fun, is there any way to use mutt with
GMail's 2-phase authentification?

I generally use mutt for another imap server, and use other tools for GMail, but I now have a use for reading
GMail via mutt, and wondered if there's a way to do this without
simply disabling the 2-phase authentification.

The GMail app and the Web site will require me to enter a security code that's been SMS messaged to my phone,
but I suspect mutt has no way to work around that. Am I right?




Peter Davis
The Tech Curmudgeon

Adam Ehlers Nyholm Thomsen | 9 Feb 14:41 2015

Can't attach ascii armored pgp key

Dear mutt mailing list

Earlier today I had an interesting problem: Whenever I tried to send a 
mail with an ascii armored pgp key attached mutt only attached a small 
file containing:

Version: 1

I did check that the file I was trying to attach actually contained more 
(they were respectively 3.5 kb and 6.6 kb).  I'm using msmtp to send the 
mail.  Am I doing something obviously wrong or is this a bug in mutt?

Best regards,
Philippe Delavalade | 8 Feb 11:43 2015

Troubles with html attachments

Hi everybody.

First of all, I want to apologie for my poor english :-)

I have used mutt for many years under Debian but I'm now moving to
Slackware and I meet some troubles with attachments. Maybe that comes from
mime.types, from mailcap or from muttrc, I don't knwo...

When I receive an attachment in html format, I hope it is read with lynx
but in fact, I can see it as a txt file. In ~/.mailcp I have the line : 
text/html; lynx -force_html '%s'; description=HTML Text; nametemplate=%s.html

I have also tried 
text/html; /usr/bin/lynx -force_html %s; needsterminal; copiousoutput; nametemplate=%s.html

But neither works.

In the mime.types file I have just the line
text/html html htm shtml

In my .muttrc file I can see these lines

attachments   +A */.*
attachments   +I text/plain
attachments   +I text/html

I don't understand what they mean and didn't find explanations in the manual.

Thanks for any help.

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