Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of MuttGuide/Setup


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Oct 27, 2013 1:30:17 PM (4 years ago)
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    11== Get a running mutt ==
    2 Figure out if you have a mutt installed already by entering <tt>"mutt -v"</tt> at the prompt.
     2Figure out if you have a mutt installed already by entering '''"mutt -v"''' at the prompt.
    33If you have none yet, or the displayed configuration doesn't suit your needs,
    44grab the source from http://www.mutt.org/ and "do it yourself": install mutt.
     
    2626}}}
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    28 For an explanation of all the features use <tt>./configure --help</tt> of the mutt source distribution.
     28For an explanation of all the features use '''./configure --help''' of the mutt source distribution.
    2929Most important are USE_POP, USE_IMAP & USE_SSL for the respective support (recommended),
    3030USE_FCNTL & USE_FLOCK for the file-locking type,
     
    3737As you can see above, mutt assumes that an [[MailConcept|MTA]] is already installed!
    3838So make sure you have the one you want running, otherwise install & configure the MTA first.
    39 Note that mutt is a mail management tool, so it has no builtin editing feature.
     39Note that mutt is a mail management tool, so it has no built-in editing feature.
    4040It leaves this up to an external editor of your choice. The editor need not be installed prior to mutt, just remember that you will need one.
    4141
    4242Some features like SSL support or the "Compressed-Folders" patch require additional libs.
    43 Preinstalled "curses" libs might be outdated, or might not provide the advanced features required to let mutt work at its fullest capabilities (e.g. coloring).
     43Pre-installed "curses" libs might be outdated, or might not provide the advanced features required to let mutt work at its fullest capabilities (e.g. coloring).
    4444If you don't have them in place when you install mutt, you'll have to recompile after you installed them.
    4545But don't worry: with each update or patch you apply you have to recompile anyway, and luckily it's not hard to do with mutt.
    4646So, just go ahead, grab the source and follow the included install instructions.
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    48 On some systems you must use +USE_DOTLOCK, i.e. the locking mechnism working with the SGID "mutt_dotlock" executable
    49 to access "inbox" mail folders in a common system directory ("spool"), especially when the spool-dir isn't writable for every user (security, you know).
     48On some systems you must use +USE_DOTLOCK, i.e. the locking mechanism working with the SGID "mutt_dotlock" executable
     49to access "inbox" mail folders in a common system directory ("spool"), especially when the spool-dir isn't writable for every user (for security, of course).
    5050For this you need "root"-access to change permissions accordingly. For installations on your private system at home ''you'' are "root".
    5151In a company or other institution with a dedicated system administrator, you better ask the staff to install mutt centrally,