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Last change on this file since 53c2faf was 53c2faf, checked in by Igor Živković <igor@…>, 18 years ago

Added IMAP support to Mutt instructions suggested by Mike Hernandez.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY mutt-download-http "http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/infosys/mail/mutt/mutt-&mutt-version;.tar.gz">
8 <!ENTITY mutt-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.mutt.org/mutt/mutt-&mutt-version;.tar.gz">
9 <!ENTITY mutt-md5sum "710bd56d3c4c4bcd1403bc4e053f7476">
10 <!ENTITY mutt-size "2.6 MB">
11 <!ENTITY mutt-buildsize "16.9 MB">
12 <!ENTITY mutt-time "0.35 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="mutt" xreflabel="Mutt-&mutt-version;">
16<sect1info>
17<othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18<date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="mutt.html"?>
21<title>Mutt-&mutt-version;</title>
22
23<sect2>
24<title>Introduction to <application>Mutt</application></title>
25
26<para>The <application>Mutt</application> package contains a Mail User Agent.
27This is useful for reading, writing, replying to, saving, and deleting your
28email.</para>
29
30<sect3><title>Package information</title>
31<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
32<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
33url="&mutt-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
35url="&mutt-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
36<listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &mutt-md5sum;</para></listitem>
37<listitem><para>Download size: &mutt-size;</para></listitem>
38<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
39&mutt-buildsize;</para></listitem>
40<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
41&mutt-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
42</sect3>
43
44<sect3><title><application>Mutt</application> dependencies</title>
45<sect4><title>Optional</title>
46<para><xref linkend="gnupg"/>,
47<xref linkend="ispell"/>,
48<xref linkend="mitkrb"/> or <xref linkend="heimdal"/>,
49<xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/>,
50<xref linkend="openssl"/>,
51<xref linkend="slang"/> and
52<ulink url="http://sources.redhat.com/gdb/">GDB</ulink></para>
53</sect4>
54</sect3>
55
56</sect2>
57
58<sect2>
59<title>Installation of <application>Mutt</application></title>
60
61<para><application>Mutt</application> requires a group named 'mail'. You can
62add this group, if it does not exist, with this command:</para>
63
64<screen><userinput><command>groupadd mail</command></userinput></screen>
65
66<para>If you did not install a <acronym>MTA</acronym>, such as
67<xref linkend="postfix"/> or <xref linkend="sendmail"/>, you need to
68modify the ownership of <filename>/var/mail</filename> with this command:</para>
69
70<screen><userinput><command>chgrp mail /var/mail</command></userinput></screen>
71
72<para>Install <application>Mutt</application> by running the following
73commands:</para>
74
75<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \
76 --enable-pop --enable-imap &amp;&amp;
77make &amp;&amp;
78make install</command></userinput></screen>
79
80</sect2>
81
82<sect2>
83<title>Command explanations</title>
84
85<para><parameter>--enable-pop</parameter>: This switch enables
86<acronym>POP</acronym>3 support.</para>
87
88<para><parameter>--enable-imap</parameter>: This switch enables
89<acronym>IMAP</acronym> support.</para>
90
91</sect2>
92
93<sect2>
94<title>Configuring <application>Mutt</application></title>
95
96<sect3><title>Config files</title>
97<para><filename>/etc/Muttrc</filename>,
98<filename>~/.muttrc</filename>,
99<filename>/etc/mime.types</filename>, <filename>~/.mime.types</filename></para>
100</sect3>
101
102<sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
103
104<para>No changes in these files are necessary to begin using
105<application>Mutt</application>. When you are ready to make changes, the
106man page for <filename>muttrc</filename> is a good starting place.</para>
107
108<para>In order to utilize <application>GnuPG</application>, use the following
109command:</para>
110
111<screen><userinput><command>cat /usr/share/doc/mutt/samples/gpg.rc &gt;&gt; ~/.muttrc</command></userinput></screen>
112</sect3>
113
114</sect2>
115
116<sect2>
117<title>Contents</title>
118
119<para>The <application>Mutt</application> package contains
120<command>mutt</command>,
121<command>flea</command>,
122<command>muttbug</command>,
123<command>mutt_dotlock</command>,
124<command>pgpwrap</command> and
125<command>pgpring</command>.</para>
126
127</sect2>
128
129<sect2><title>Description</title>
130
131<sect3><title>mutt</title>
132<para><command>mutt</command> is a Mail User Agent
133(<acronym>MUA</acronym>) which enables you to read, write
134and delete your email.</para></sect3>
135
136<sect3><title>flea</title>
137<para><command>flea</command> is a bug submitter for
138<application>Mutt</application>.</para></sect3>
139
140<sect3><title>muttbug</title>
141<para><command>muttbug</command> is a script that executes
142<command>flea</command>.</para></sect3>
143
144<sect3><title>mutt_dotlock</title>
145<para><command>mutt_dotlock</command> implements the mail spool file
146lock.</para></sect3>
147
148</sect2>
149
150</sect1>
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