Header caching

Mutt can cache headers of messages so they need to be downloaded just once. This greatly improves speed when opening folders again later. Simply create an empty directory and add

set header_cache = "/path/to/folder"

to your configuration. For this to work, mutt needs to have header cache support (1.5.7 or later) which must be enabled at compile-time.

Body caching

Starting with mutt 1.5.12, it can also locally cache messages. As a result, each message needs to be downloaded only once. Furthermore, all operations on messages (like searching and limiting) can use the local copy. Since it is automatically enabled when building mutt with POP and/or IMAP support, all that needs to be configured is

set message_cachedir = "/path/to/folder"

The very same directory can also be used for header caching.

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on Jul 15, 2012 12:01:57 PM