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 NAME
      mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

 SYNOPSIS
      mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

      mutt [-Enx] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr]
      [-c addr] [-a file [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...]

      mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c addr] [-a file
      [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...] < message

      mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

      mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -A alias

      mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -Q query

      mutt -v[v]

      mutt -D

 DESCRIPTION
      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 mutt's command line
      options. You should find a copy of the full manual in @docdir@, in
      text, HTML, and/or PDF format.

 OPTIONS
      -A alias
           An expanded version of the given alias is passed to stdout.

      -a file [...]
           Attach a file to your message using MIME.  When attaching single
           or multiple files, separating filenames and recipient addresses
           with "--" is mandatory, e.g. mutt -a image.jpg -- addr1 or mutt
           -a img.jpg *.png -- addr1 addr2.  The -a option must be placed at
           the end of command line options.

      -b address
           Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

      -c address
           Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient




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      -d level
           If mutt was compiled with +DEBUG log debugging output to
           ~/.muttdebug0.  Level can range from 1-5 and effects verbosity. A
           value of 2 is recommended.

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

      -E   Causes the draft file specified by -H or include file specified
           by -i to be edited during message composition.

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

      -f mailbox
           Specify which mailbox to load.

      -F muttrc
           Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc

      -h   Display help.

      -H draft
           Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to
           send a message.

      -i include
           Specify a file to include into the body of a message.

      -m type
           specify a default mailbox type for newly created folders.

      -n   Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.

      -p   Resume a postponed message.

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

      -R   Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

      -s subject
           Specify the subject of the message.

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

      -vv  Display license and copyright information.



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      -x   Emulate the mailx compose mode.

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

      -z   When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no
           messages in the mailbox.

      -Z   Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes
           command which contains new mail.

      --   Treat remaining arguments as addr even if they start with a dash.
           See also "-a" above.

 ENVIRONMENT
      EDITOR
           Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.

      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.

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

      MAILCAPS
           Path to search for mailcap files.

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

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

      TMPDIR
           Directory in which temporary files are created.

      REPLYTO
           Default Reply-To address.

      VISUAL
           Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.



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 FILES
      ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
           User configuration file.

      @sysconfdir@/Muttrc
           System-wide configuration file.

      /tmp/muttXXXXXX
           Temporary files created by Mutt.

      ~/.mailcap
           User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

      @sysconfdir@/mailcap
           System definition for handling non-text MIME types.

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

      @sysconfdir@/mime.types
           System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

      @bindir@/mutt_dotlock
           The privileged dotlocking program.

      @docdir@/manual.txt
           The Mutt manual.

 BUGS
      None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.

 FLEAS
      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 systems.

      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 http://bugs.mutt.org/.

 NO WARRANTIES
      This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but



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      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.

 SEE ALSO
      curses(3), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1),
      muttrc(5), ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1).

      Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

      The Mutt manual

 AUTHOR
      Michael Elkins, and others.  Use <mutt-dev@mutt.org> to contact the
      developers.





































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