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       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent


       mutt  [-nRyzZ] [-e command] [-F rcfile] [-m type] [-f mailbox]

       mutt  [-Enx] [-e command] [-F rcfile] [-H draft] [-i include]
             [-b bcc-addr] [-c cc-addr] [-s subject]
             [-a file ... --] to-addr ...

       mutt  [-nx] [-e command] [-F rcfile] [-b bcc-addr] [-c cc-addr]
             [-s subject] [-a file ... --] to-addr ... < message

       mutt  [-n] [-e command] [-F rcfile] -p

       mutt  [-n] [-e command] [-F rcfile] -A alias

       mutt  [-n] [-e command] [-F rcfile] -Q variable

       mutt  -v[v]

       mutt  -D


       Mutt  is  a  small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic
       mail under unix operating systems, including support for color terminals,  MIME,  OpenPGP,
       and a threaded sorting mode.

       Note: This manual page gives a brief overview of the mutt executable command line options.
       A copy of the full manual is located in /usr/share/doc/mutt, in  text,  HTML,  and/or  PDF
       format.  Please refer to the manual to learn how to use and configure Mutt.


       -A alias
              Print an expanded version of the given alias and exit.

       -a file ...
              Attach  a  file  using  MIME.   Separating  file and to-addr arguments with “--” is
              mandatory.  For example:

                  mutt -a image.jpg -- to-addr
                  mutt -a img.jpg *.png -- to-addr-1 to-addr-2

              The -a option must be placed at the end of command line options.

       -b bcc-addr
              Specify a blind carbon copy (BCC) address.

       -c cc-addr
              Specify a carbon copy (CC) address.

       -d level
              If Mutt was compiled with +DEBUG log debugging output to ~/.muttdebug0.  Level  can
              range  from  -5  to  5 and affects verbosity. A value of zero disables debugging. A
              value less than zero disables automatic log file rotation; the log  level  is  then
              its absolute value. A value of 2 (-2) is recommended for most diagnosis.

       -D     Print the value of all configuration options to stdout.

       -E     Edit  the draft file specified by -H or include file specified by -i during message

       -e command
              Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files.

       -f mailbox
              Specify a mailbox to load.

       -F rcfile
              Use rcfile instead of the user configuration file.

       -h     Display a short option summary and exit.

       -H draft
              Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a  message.   If
              draft  is “-”, then data is read from stdin.  The draft file is expected to contain
              just an RFC822 email — headers and a body.  Although it is not an mbox file, if  an
              mbox  "From  "  line  is  present,  it will be silently discarded.  Draft files are
              processed the same in interactive and batch  mode;  they  are  not  passed  through
              untouched.  For example, encrypted draft files will be decrypted.

       -i include
              Specify  an  include file to be inserted into the body of a message.  Ignored if -H
              is set.  If include is “-”, then data is read from stdin.

       -m type
              Specify a default mailbox type for newly  created  folders.   Can  be  one  of  the
              following: mbox, MMDF, MH or Maildir.  See also $mbox_type in the manual.

       -n     Do not read the system-wide Muttrc configuration file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.  Exit immediately if there are no postponed messages.

       -Q variable
              Query  a  configuration  variable.   The query is performed after all configuration
              files have been parsed, and any commands  given  on  the  command  line  have  been

       -R     Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

       -s subject
              Specify  the  subject  of  the  message.  Must be enclosed in quotes if it contains

       -v     Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.

       -vv    Display license and copyright information.

       -x     Emulate the mailx(1) compose mode.

       -y     Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the mailboxes configuration

       -z     Exit  immediately  with  code  1  if  mailbox  specified by -f does not contain any

       -Z     Open the first mailbox specified  by  the  mailboxes  configuration  command  which
              contains  new mail.  Exit immediately with code 1 if there is no new mail in any of

       --     Treat remaining arguments as to-addr even if they start with a dash.  See  also  -a
              above.  To-addr can be a local or network mail address as well as mailto: URL.


              Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.  If both EDITOR and VISUAL are
              set, VISUAL takes precedence.  If neither EDITOR nor VISUAL are set, the default is

              Paths used to initialize the random engine for SSL library.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail address.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

              Full  path  of  the  user's spool mailbox if MAIL is unset.  Commonly used when the
              spool mailbox is a maildir(5) folder.

              Path to search for mailcap files.

              If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompting first.

              Directory in which the user's PGP public keyring can be found.  When used with  the
              original PGP program, mutt and mutt_pgpring(1) rely on this being set.

              Default Reply-To address.

       TMPDIR Directory  in which temporary files are created.  If unset, /tmp is used.  See also
              $tmpdir configuration variable.

              Used to determine charset and locale to use.

              Directory containing translation files.  If  set,  this  path  overwrite  the  Mutt
              installation directory.  Used for testing translation changes.


              User configuration files.

       /etc/Muttrc or /usr/share/mutt/Muttrc
              System-wide configuration file.

              Temporary files created by Mutt.

              File  containing  debugging  output.   Log  files are automatically rotated by mutt
              changing the number at the end.  See -d option above.

              User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

              System definition for handling non-text MIME types.

              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

              System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

              The privileged dotlocking program.

              The Mutt manual.


       None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.


       Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not work under SunOS  4.x
       if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib.  It does work with the S-Lang library, however.

       Resizing  the  screen  while  using  an  external  pager causes Mutt to go haywire on some

       Suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bindings for one of  the
       functions listed while Mutt is running.

       For  a  more  up-to-date  list  of  bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt project's bug
       tracking system under


       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.


       mutt_dotlock(1),  mutt_pgpring(1),  pgpewrap(1),  sendmail(1),  smail(1),   smime_keys(1),
       curses(3), ncurses(3), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mmdf(5), muttrc(5)

       Mutt Home Page:

       The Mutt manual

       RFC5322   —  Internet  Message  Format:  (obsoletes
       RFC2822 and RFC822)


       Michael Elkins, and others.  Use <> to contact the developers.