mutt(1)                    User Manuals                   mutt(1)

NAME
       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

SYNOPSIS
       mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

       mutt  [-nx]  [-e  cmd]  [-a  file] [-F file] [-H file] [-i
       file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c addr] addr [...]

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

       mutt -v[v]

DESCRIPTION
       Mutt is a small but very powerful text based  program  for
       reading  electronic  mail  under  unix  operating systems,
       including support color terminals, MIME,  and  a  threaded
       sorting mode.

OPTIONS
       -a file
              Attach a file to your message using MIME.

       -b address
              Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

       -c address
              Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient

       -e command
              Specify  a  configuration  command  to be run after
              processing of initialization files.

       -f mailbox
              Specify which mailbox to load.

       -F muttrc
              Specify an initialization file to read  instead  of
              ~/.muttrc

       -h     Display help.

       -H draft
              Specify a draft file which contains header and body
              to use to send a message.

       -i include
              Specify a file to include into the body of  a  mes­
              sage.

       -m type
              specify a default mailbox type

       -n     Causes  Mutt  to  bypass  the  system configuration
              file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.

       -R     Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

       -s subject
              Specify the subject of the message.

       -v     Display the Mutt version  number  and  compile-time
              definitions.

       -x     Emulate the mailx compose mode.

       -y     Start  Mutt  with a listing of all mailboxes speci­
              fied by the mailboxes command.

       -z     When used with -f, causes  Mutt  not  to  start  if
              there are no messages in the mailbox.

       -Z     Causes  Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by
              the mailboxes command which contains new mail.

ENVIRONMENT
       EDITOR Editor to invoke when composing a message.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail address.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

       MAILDIR
              Full path of the user's  spool  mailbox.   Commonly
              used  when  the  spool  mailbox  is  a  maildir (5)
              folder.

       MAILCAPS
              Path to search for mailcap files.

       MM_NOASK
              If this variable is set, mailcap  are  always  used
              without prompting first.

       PGPPATH
              Directory  in  which  the user's PGP public keyring
              can be found.

       TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created.

       REPLYTO
              Default Reply-To address.

       VISUAL Editor to invoke when the ~v command  is  given  in
              the builtin editor.

FILES
       ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
              User configuration file.

       /etc/Muttrc
              System-wide configuration file.

       /tmp/muttXXXXXX
              Temporary files created by Mutt.

       ~/.mailcap
              User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

       /etc/mailcap
              System  definition for handing non-text MIME types.

       ~/.mime.types
              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file
              extensions.

       /etc/mime.types
              System  mapping  between MIME types and file exten­
              sions.

       /usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock
              The privileged dotlocking program.

       /usr/local/doc/mutt/manual.txt
              The Mutt manual.

BUGS
       None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.

FLEAS
       Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external  edi­
       tor  does  not  work under SunOS 4.x if you use the curses
       lib in /usr/5lib.  It does work with the  S-Lang  library,
       however.

       Resizing  the  screen while using an external pager causes
       Mutt to go haywire on some systems.

       suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The help line for the index menu is  not  updated  if  you
       change  the bindings for one of the functions listed while
       Mutt is running.

       For a more up-to-date list of bugs,  errm,  fleas,  please
       visit   the  mutt  project's  bug  tracking  system  under
       http://bugs.guug.de/.  To report a  bug,  please  use  the
       flea(1) program.

NO WARRANTIES
       This  program  is  distributed in the hope that it will be
       useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
       warranty  of  MERCHANTABILITY  or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU  General  Public  License  for  more
       details.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3),   flea(1),   mailcap(5),  maildir(5),  mbox(5),
       mutt_dotlock(1),   muttrc(5),   ncurses(3),   sendmail(1),
       smail(1)

       Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

       The Mutt manual

       The GNU General Public License.

AUTHOR
       Michael  Elkins,  and  others.  Use <mutt-dev@mutt.org> to
       contact the developers.

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