How do I setup Mutt?
First make sure that you have compiled mutt with both ssl and imap support. Save this example
.muttrc file as
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.