Peng Yu | 26 Mar 23:59 2015

mutt configuration problems for gmail


I have the following mutt installed through MacPorts on a Mac OS X
10.9.5, and I followed the instructions on
to configure mutt>. But when I run mutt, I see the following errors.
Does anybody know what wrong is wrong? Do I need to compile mutt on my

~$ mutt -v
Mutt (2007-05-26)
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `mutt -vv'.
Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `mutt -vv' for details.

System: Darwin 13.4.0 (x86_64) [using ncurses 5.9]
Compile options:
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Aitor | 26 Mar 11:49 2015

TAB key in index

Hi all,

the TAB key (in the index) cycles among unread messages. I would like to
change its behaviour so that it cycles among unread _and_ flagged
messages (e.g., those having a "!" mark).

Do you know it this is feasible ?


toogy (Valentin Iovene | 24 Mar 11:44 2015

Mails not sorted


I've been using mutt for months now and I like my mails to be sorted by
thread and by date in reverse order. It was always working but I
recently added a new INBOX and it doesn't work anymore. I have no idea
what's happening.

In my config I have the following:
> set sort = threads
> set sort_browser = date
> set sort_aux = reverse-last-date-received

In all my mail boxes (which are Maildirs actually) everything sorts
just fine. But with the new one mails seem to sort randomly...

If someone had an idea, it would be great!



toogy (a.k.a. Valentin Iovene)
CS student at EPITA
Research student at LRDE
President at GConfs

Joe M | 24 Mar 05:17 2015

Mutt's Hunspell and spellutils configuration


Is it possible to configure mutt to ignore the reply (>) portion of
the email when spell-checking.

macro compose y <ispell><send-message> "spell-check and send"
is how I invoke the spell checker and I am using hunspell as the spell

I read about spellutils, but, I could not find more details on it's
usage with hunspell.

Any thoughts, please?

Joe M | 23 Mar 22:10 2015

ispell key bindings do not work


I cannot figure out why the ispell key-bindings do not work.

I have this macro to do a spell check before sending the message:

macro compose y <ispell><send-message> "spell-check and send"

When the spell check is in progress, I can press "Space" to ignore the
highlighted word and go to the next word. I have the list of
key-bindings such as "e(X)it to exit, ? for help" show up at the
bottom. The "Space" and "?" keys work. But, the X or any of the other
key-bindings do not work.

Any suggestions on how to make them work?

German | 22 Mar 13:39 2015

Mutt setup advice for novice..

Hi muttoers. Just yesterday I emerged Mutt on Gentoo and now pondering how to set it up. I am going to use it
with gmail.
I don't even know should I use pop or imap. Please advise. Point me to good tutorials. Is this tutorial is good? Any suggestions, ideas, your .muttrc files are
appreciated greatly. Thanks.



Peter P. | 14 Mar 11:14 2015

attach public GPG key by default?

Hi list,

how can I configure mutt to always attach my public GPG key to signed
messages without manually having to ESC-k and selecting the correct key?

thank you,

Silvio Siefke | 10 Mar 19:04 2015

Illegal address syntax


i try to run mutt with my own mailserver, running postfix with dovecot. 
The imap work without problems, but smtp want not work. With sylpheed 
it works fine. 

The log:
Mar 10 19:02:06 postfix/smtpd[740]: warning: Illegal address syntax 
from unknown[] in MAIL command: <siefke <at> >

# smtp
set realname='Silvio Siefke'
set smtp_url=smtp://webmaster <at> <at>
set smtp_pass="mypassword" #change to imnaging
set send_charset="utf-8"
set signature="/home/siefke/.signature"
set editor="nano"

In Google i found so that it should work, try with <at> ...
but all end with syntax errors or authenticate errors which normal when search
in wrong file. 

Mar 10 18:58:17 dovecot: auth: Error: passwd-file(webmaster, 
stat(/var/vmail/auth.d//passwd) failed: No such file or directory

Has someone idea?

Silvio Siefke
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Ben Gold | 4 Mar 23:09 2015

Re: escape/strange characters

I seem to get "\302" when there's a doubled space after a period.

It's a \, not a / (as I previously stated).

On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 11:02:12PM +0100, toogy <at>  wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 04:36:34PM -0500, Ben Gold wrote:
>> When I view messages I often (but not always) get some "/" escape
>> characters.  Often "/302" but some other numbers also.  And I often get
>> a red cross on white background on line breaks.
>Sounds like an encoding issue.
>Are those accents?

Ben Gold | 4 Mar 22:36 2015

escape/strange characters

When I view messages I often (but not always) get some "/" escape
characters.  Often "/302" but some other numbers also.  And I often get
a red cross on white background on line breaks.

These are varieties of html, rtf, etc?  Is there a simple catch-all to
remove all such characters from text messages?



Will Yardley | 3 Mar 08:13 2015

gpg2 "no secret key" error

I've been having some problems since switching from gpg to gpg2 (I had
installed gnupg2 earlier, but a dependency had reinstalled gpg1 into the
'gpg' slot).

I keep getting:
"gpg: decryption failed: No secret key"
even though gpg -K shows the secret key, and I'm typing my passphrase
correctly. However, if I save the encrypted / signed message to a file
and run 'gpg --decrypt' on it, then open mutt and open a signed message,
it works fine.

My config has:
set pgp_decrypt_command="/usr/local/bin/gpg --passphrase-fd 0 --no-verbose --quiet  --batch 
--output - %f"

Any thoughts on what might be causing this, and could it be related to

FWIW, $pgp_use_gpg_agent is unset.

% gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 2.1.2
libgcrypt 1.6.2
Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

% mutt -v
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