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### ~/.mutt/muttrc
### A well configured muttrc for secure use of GMail
## Verify mail server names, port numbers, etc if using with Yahoo or other similar webmail services that provide IMAP access
## Place the sorta script in ~/.mutt/ for alias sort macro to work.
##It's bound to 0 for use in muttmenu screens.## A brief how-to can be found on the Vinux Wiki 
## along with a recent copy of my sample muttrc file.

## Files to use
source ~/.mutt/aliases

##To use gpg encrypted PW
set my_tmp=`gpg -o ~/.mutt/.tmp -d ~/.mutt/.pass.gpg`
## decrypted password
#
set my_gpass=`awk '/GMail:/ {print $2}' ~/.mutt/.tmp`
#
## setting passwords
set imap_pass = $my_gpass
set smtp_pass = $my_gpass
#
## Deleting .tmp file immidiately
set my_del=`rm -f ~/.mutt/.tmp`

## Change the following lines to match your Gmail account details
## For a bit more information and password encryption instructions go to the Mutt set-up article
## on the Vinux Wiki. http://wiki.vinuxproject.org/mutt_configuration_and_basic_use 
## Uncomment and edit if YOU DO NOT WANT 2USE ENCRYPTED PASSWD.
## If you must use pop change imap to pop, change port numbers, etc.
set imap_user = "username@gmail.com"
#set imap_pass = "my_PW"
set smtp_url = "smtp://username@smtp.gmail.com:587/"
#set smtp_pass = "my_PW"
set from = "username@gmail.com"
set realname = "your name"
## Comment the next line or change to no to put sig below quoted message(s)
set sig_on_top = yes
set signature="~/.mutt/sig"

# Change the following line if you prefer a different editor.
set editor = "nano"

## Basic config, you can leave this as is in most cases
# Not sure if timeout and keepalive value tweaking will help intermittent connection issues
# (time values are in seconds)
set wait_key = no
set folder = "imaps://imap.gmail.com:993"
set spoolfile = "+INBOX"
set imap_check_subscribed
set hostname = gmail.com
set mail_check = 150
set beep_new
set connect_timeout = 25
set timeout = 300
# Keep IMAP connection alive by polling intermittently
set imap_keepalive = 180
# Allow Mutt to open new imap connection automatically
unset imap_passive
set postponed = "+[GMail]/Drafts"
# set postpone=ask-yes
set record = "+[GMail]/Sent Mail"
set header_cache=~/.mutt/cache/headers
set message_cachedir=~/.mutt/cache/bodies
## You may need to create your tmpdir in some situations.
set tmpdir = ~/.mutt/tmpdir
set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificates
set alias_file=~/.mutt/aliases
set move = no
set honor_followup_to = ask-yes
## Automatically includes quote of the original msg in replies 
# set include
## If you want to be asked whether to include quoted message(s)
 set include=ask-yes
## Asks whether to forward non plain text mime types attached as they came or to convert to inline plain text
set mime_forward = ask-no
set sort = 'threads'
set sort_aux = 'reverse-last-date-received'
## The next two are set oposite of default if uncommented. *(needs more study)
#set strict_threads = yes
#set sort_re = no
set auto_tag = yes
## Reminds you of missing subject&unmodified or empty body with msg sent as default
set abort_nosubject = ask-no
set abort_unmodified = ask-no
ignore "Authentication-Results:"
ignore "DomainKey-Signature:"
ignore "DKIM-Signature:"
hdr_order Date From To Cc Bcc
my_hdr X-PGP-Key: gpg --recv-keys 1CBA3837 --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net
set attribution = "\n  %n wrote:\n%d\n"
## Character or string to appear at the start of quoted lines in replys 
set indent_string = "> "
set forward_format = "[FWD: %a] %s"
set mailcap_path        = ~/.mutt/mailcap
auto_view text/html
#set implicit_autoview = yes
##  Uncomment below to read plain text instead of html when both formats exist.
#alternative_order text/plain text/html *
set folder_format = "%2C %f %8s %t %F %-8.8u %N %d"
## Scrolls one line at a time, i.e. smoothly scrolls, instead of only moving up or down by whole pages, screen-fulls if you will  
set menu_scroll = yes
## Read and write progress messages update frequency: The value is a number of messages.
set read_inc = 20 
set write_inc = 10 

## Some useful extra key bindings
## Improve tab completion: complete address aliases with tab...
bind attach <return>    view-mailcap
bind editor <Tab> complete        # default Mutt setting
 bind editor ^T complete-query
 unset query_command               # default Mutt setting
bind editor <space> noop
## Optimize copy and save to show mailbox list without prompting
## Use numbers to jump directly to a mailbox, i.e. skip arrowing
macro index,pager C "<copy-message>?<toggle-mailboxes>" "copy a message to a mailbox"
macro index,pager s "<save-message>?<toggle-mailboxes>" "move a message to a mailbox"

##This configuration provides encryption via gpgme&gpg;  auto-signing is default for all.
##Also stores encrypted mail as such, I.E. sent folder
## Uncomment the encrypt-to line in ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf and fill in your key-id.
## Don't forget to replace your-key-id with your key id below in the pgp_sign_as line!
set pgp_use_gpg_agent = yes
## Use GPGME
 set crypt_use_gpgme = yes
## Sign all email by default
set crypt_autosign = yes
 # Encrypt replies to encrypted email
 set crypt_replyencrypt = yes
## Attempt to verify email signatures automatically
 set crypt_verify_sig = yes
## In case keys can be validated via DNS
 set crypt_use_pka=yes
set pgp_sign_as=your-key-id
## This remembers your email account PW for 5 hours which has its security implications.
## Control f, "^f"  should forget passphrase(s) stored in memory.
set pgp_timeout=18000
set pgp_good_sign="^gpg: Good sig from"

## Keybindings for custom macros that add useful functionality to Mutt 
## View Documentation in browser so you can use hyperlinks to quickly get to what you need to know
macro generic,index,pager <f1> "!lynx /usr/share/doc/mutt/manual.html\n" "Show Mutt documentation"
## Use sorta script to put aliases in alphabetical order
macro generic,index,pager 0 "!~/.mutt/sorta\n" "Sort Aliases"
## Turn on fast reply
macro generic,index,pager + "<enter-command> set fast_reply = yes\n"  
## Turn off fast reply; show header fields to edit before entering message body
macro generic,index,pager _ "<enter-command> set fast_reply = no\n"  
##switch to GUI editor, coded to gedit for the moment
macro generic,index,pager ge "<enter-command>set editor = \"gedit\"\n" "Use GUI Editor" 
##switch back to CLI editor, currently hard-coded to nano 
macro generic,index,pager ^te "<enter-command>set editor = \"nano\"\n" "Use CLI Editor" 
## Switch signature between above and below quoted message(s)
macro generic,index,pager Aq "<enter-command> set sig_on_top = yes\n"
macro generic,index,pager Bq "<enter-command> set sig_on_top = no\n"

## Gmail-style keyboard shortcuts: Some are being revised, so they are commented for now. 
#macro index,pager y "<enter-command>unset trash\n <delete-message>" "Gmail archive message"
#macro index,pager d "<enter-command>set trash=\"imaps://imap.gmail.com:993/[Gmail]/Trash\"\n <delete-message>" "Gmail delete message"
##imaps://imap.gmail.com:993/[Gmail]/Trash\"\n <delete-message>" "Gmail delete message"  
##imaps://imap.googlemail.com/[GMail]/Bin\"\n <delete-message>" "Gmail delete message"
macro index,pager gi "<change-folder>=INBOX<enter>" "Go to inbox"
macro index,pager ga "<change-folder>=[Gmail]/All Mail<enter>" "Go to all mail"
macro index,pager gd "<change-folder>=[Gmail]/Drafts<enter>" "Go to drafts"
macro index,pager gs "<change-folder>=[Gmail]/Starred<enter>" "Go to starred messages"
#macro generic,index,pager g2 "<change-folder>=/home/user/muttmail/2read<enter>" "Go to 2read"


### Some useful alt configurations
## I've left some options that I sometimes switch to in place above commented out for easy changes.
## Uncomment any of the alt settings found below and paste in to the appropriate section.
## For desired results do not forget to comment or delete conflicting lines
## E.G. sign all will obviously override the following option
## Sign replies to signed messages 
# set crypt_replysign = yes

 # Encrypt and sign replies to encrypted and signed email
 # set crypt_replysignencrypted = yes

## Do not encrypt copies of messages in sent mail folder
#set fcc_clear = no
muttrc.ext.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/09 10:31 (external edit)