How do I setup Mutt?
Randomness doesn’t work as we think it should, so you’ll have to do ln -s ~/.ssh/random_seed ~/.rnd.
Start mutt, accept the certificate and type in your CalNet passphrase to start using mutt with IMAP/SSL.
The example .muttrc above will have mutt prompting you to login as email@example.com@calmail.berkeley.edu — don’t worry, this is to be expected.
If you are a new user we recommend using Pine for command line IMAP email, but you might like mutt.
How do I backup my e-mail to my local drive using Mutt?
In Mutt you can tag emails by pressing t and save them to a local mailbox (assuming one exists) by pressing ;s. If you do not have a local mailbox, create one by typing “mkdir .maildir” in your home directory. You need to create three subdirectories (cur, new, tmp) inside that mailbox.
To tag messages according to a pattern type shift+t. You can use the keyword ‘all’ to tag all of your messages. This command only applies while in the index view.