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 NAME
      mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

 SYNOPSIS
      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

 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 the mutt executable
      command line options.  A copy of the full manual is located in
      @docdir@, in text, HTML, and/or PDF format.  Please refer to the
      manual to learn how to use and configure Mutt.

 OPTIONS
      -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.



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      -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 composition.

      -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.



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      -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 executed.

      -R   Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

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

      -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 command.

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

      -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 them.

      --   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.

 ENVIRONMENT
      EDITOR, VISUAL
           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 vi(1).

      EGDSOCKET, RANDFILE
           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.



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      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 mutt_pgpring(1)
           rely on this being set.

      REPLYTO
           Default Reply-To address.

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

      LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LANG
           Used to determine charset and locale to use.

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

 FILES
      ~/.muttrc
           ~/.mutt/muttrc $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mutt/muttrc User configuration
           files.

      @sysconfdir@/Muttrc or @pkgdatadir@/Muttrc
           System-wide configuration file.

      /tmp/muttXXXXXX
           Temporary files created by Mutt.

      ~/.muttdebug0
           File containing debugging output.  Log files are automatically
           rotated by mutt changing the number at the end.  See -d option
           above.

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



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      @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
      https://gitlab.com/muttmua/mutt/issues.

 NO WARRANTIES
      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.

 SEE ALSO
      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: http://www.mutt.org/

      The Mutt manual



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      RFC5322 - Internet Message Format:
      https://tools.ietf.org/rfcmarkup/5322 (obsoletes RFC2822 and RFC822)

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














































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