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Re: Using mutt ...
Gary & Steve,
Thank you both for the info on mutt. I'm working through the initial
learning curve. Gary, I'll look forward to hearing your presentation in
On Friday 18 January 2002 14:01, you wrote:
> Hi James,
> On 18 Jan 2002, 11:20 AM, you hammered out in part about "Using mutt ...":
> JLB> been relatively pleased with the results. Nevertheless, I'd like to
> JLB> give mutt a try for a few weeks.
> Good man.. I have tried over 30 mailers, and I always wind up going back
> to Mutt... It is the only way I can get through 500-600 emails in about
> 15-20 minutes a day.
> JLB> First, any general suggestion regarding mutt are welcome.
> I am supposed to give a talk about Mutt and procmail in March to the
> group. However, I can give you some ideas.
> JLB> I can already see a problem with the way my email is set up ... even
> JLB> though kmail uses the mbox format, kmail allows me to put folders
> JLB> inside other folders on the kmail screen. This turns out to be one
> JLB> file and all the sub-folders and their contents seem to be ignored
> JLB> by mutt. I can fix this by moving all these mail messages to their
> JLB> own kmail folder (mbox file) ... any better ideas?
> Yes, your muttrc file should list all your folders, and it uses folder
> hooks to do this, so that when you hit "c" you will see all your folders
> in that dir. Now, you can just hit tab, to select the ones that have new
> mail (filtered to each mbox if you use procmail).. If you keep
> sub-folders, in mutt, there really is no need to do this, as by keeping
> them all in the same dir, and using procmail, you automatically go to the
> folder that only contains mail.
> JLB> Also, is there a way to reduce the learning curve on .muttrc? I'm
> reluctant JLB> to spend a lot of time creating a nifty .muttrc file and
> then decide mutt JLB> isn't going to get the job done for me ...
> Yes, I have a very well munged muttrc and can send it to you later
> tonight. It even has multiple colors for various things... However, mine
> works with procmail.. but it will give you an idea. Just let me know if
> you want it. Also, go to mutt.org and look at some of the muttrc files
> there, free for the taking, from some of the most experienced users
> around.. I suggest looking at Telsa's for a beginner. You can find her, I
> believe, under the the sample muttrc files.
> She is married to Alan Cox.. <g>
> JLB> Lastly, same question with regard to mutt's compose screen ... vim.
> JLB> I've never spent the time to get as proficient with vi as I know I
> JLB> should be ... any suggested links or tutorials to learn vi/vim?
> JLB> (I'm embarrassed to admit that all though I know there is already a
> JLB> tutorial for vi/vim on my box I haven't been able to get it to run
> JLB> yet ... suggestions?)
> My muttrc file has a key macro built in so that on the fly, I can switch
> from VI to emacs.. You can use any editor you want, and just put it in the
> muttrc file.
> If you want info on VI, just go to vi.org and pull down a "cheat sheet" on
> the major key strokes.. I can fax you my copy if I can find it. I can't
> live without VI <g> Once you get used to it, it is the fastest editor
> around.... no flames please <g> I even have emacs set to viper (VI)
> keystroke mode...
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