Title : Neomutt cheatsheet
Author: Solène
Date : 23 April 2019
Tags : neomutt openbsd
I switched from a homemade script using mblaze to neomutt (after being using mutt, alpine and mu4e) and it's difficult to remember everything. So, let's do a cheatsheet!
- Mark as read: `Ctrl+R`
- Mark to delete: `d`
- Execute deletion: `$`
- Tag a mail: `t`
- Move a mail: `s` (for save, which is a copy + delete)
- Save a mail: `c` (for copy)
- Operation on tagged mails: ;[OP] with OP being the key for that operation, like ;d for deleting tagged emails
### Operations on attachments
- Save to file: `s`
- Pipe to view as html: `|` and then `w3m -T text/html`
- Pipe to view as picture: `|` and then `feh -`
### Delete mails based on date
- use `T` to enter a date range, format [before]-[after] with before/after being a DD/MM/YYYY format (YYYY is optional)
- `~d 24/04-` to mark mails after 24/04 of this year
- `~d -24/04` to mark mails before 24/04 of this year
- `~d 24/04-25/04` to mark mails between 24/04 and 25/04 (inclusive)
- `;d` to tell neomutt we want to delete marked mails
- `$` to make deletion happen
### Simple config
Here is a simple config I've built to get Neomutt usable for me.
set realname = "Jane Doe"
set from = "jane@doe.com"
set smtp_url = "smtps://login@doe.com:465"
alias me Jane Doe
set folder = "imaps://login@doe.com:993"
set imap_user = "login"
set header_cache = /home/solene/.cache/neomutt/jane/headers
set message_cachedir = /home/solene/.cache/neomutt/jane/bodies
set imap_pass = "xx"
set smtp_pass = "xx"
set mbox_type = Maildir
set ssl_starttls = yes
set ssl_force_tls = yes
set spoolfile = "+INBOX"
set record = "+Sent"
set postponed = "+Drafts"
set trash = "+Trash"
# automatically get list of IMAP mailboxes
set imap_list_subscribed = yes
set sidebar_visible
set sidebar_format = "%B%?F? [%F]?%* %?N?%N/?%S"
set mail_check_stats
bind index,pager \Cp sidebar-prev # Ctrl-p - Previous Mailbox
bind index,pager \Cn sidebar-next # Ctrl-n - Next Mailbox
bind index,pager \Ca sidebar-open # Ctrl-a - Open Highlighted Mailbox
# group mails by threads
set sort=threads
bind index "^" imap-fetch-mail # ^ - Get new mails
# hide headers except a few useful one
ignore *
unignore from date subject to cc
unignore organization organisation x-mailer: x-newsreader: x-mailing-list:
unignore posted-to: