a few suggestions for the docu
Ulrich Lauther <ulrich.lauther <at> t-online.de>
2014-04-13 12:42:20 GMT
I have been using mutt for nearly 10 years, comming
from unix-mail and elm under various operating systems.
I have to admit, that I never read the 165 pages of the manual
but relied on "man mutt" and "man muttrc", but first of all
on the sample muttrc-file that comes with the distribution.
As I install mutt on a new system I use the sample muttrc file
and tailor it to my needs; so I am familiar with some of the
settings suggested and commented there.
BTW, in my current environment - Ubuntu 12.4 - pressing F1 does NOT
bring up the mutt-manual, but the manual of the gnome-termial in which
it is run.
When I realized that looking at my outbox the index showed my
email-address, not that of the recipient as I would have prefered,
I was not aware of the possibility to change this via folder-hook,
index_format, and alternates.
So I asked on the list, which is, as Derek Martin pointed out,
"by far the fastest way to get the answer, if you can find
a group of people who have the knowledge and a willingness to help."
This has generated a lot of traffic on the list, some kind and helpful,
some not so friendly.
I was pointed to index_format, and found there: