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Re: setting up mutt

> I have never used it on UNIX, but I am trying to set up mutt on
> cygwin/win2k.  What is the best way to do this?  I am not above RTFMing,
> but I can't find the manual that answers these questions.

That's partially my fault and partially yours ;-).  The .txt manual is in your
/usr/doc/ directory (along with much other documentation for the other
packages), under mutt/manual.txt.  Also there's a sample.muttrc under
mutt/samples.  There's also supposed to be an HTML copy of the same info in
there, but it mysteriously escaped from the package somehow.  I think my dog may
have eaten it ;-).  I'm rerolling it as we speak and that and a few other things
should be remedied.

> To download mail from a pop3 account, I see that I can set pop_host in my
> .muttrc, or I could use fetchmail like unixmail for windows
> (  What are the
> advantages/disadvantages of one over the other?

No fetchmail: easy.
Fetchmail: not as easy, but allows you to pipe to procmail for more advanced
filtering etc.

> What are my options for sending it to an SMTP server?  Unixmail comes with
> sSMTP, are there any other options?

Cygwin has a ported ssmtp package.  That's what I've been using and it works

> What do I need to do to set up mail filtering?  I found a procmail binary
> for cygwin at, but I have no idea how
> to use it.  Do I need use it in conjunction with fetchmail?

Yep, AFAIK.  What you have to do is pipe fetchmail into procmail.  He's got
sample .fetchmailrc and .procmailrc's on the site that show how to do it.

Gary R. Van Sickle
Brewer.  Patriot.

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