Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mutt IMAP Configuration

This document describes how to configure Mutt for use with your EECS email account.

For more information about Mutt, visit the Mutt Website.

Using Mutt with IMAP

Copy the default Mutt configuration file. If your account was created before October 2005, you will need to copy the default Mutt configuration file to your home area. Run the following command to copy the file (where username is your EECS account name):

cp ~skels/default/.muttrc /home/username/.muttrc

You can now start Mutt by running the following command:


You may want to tweak your configuration file (~/.muttrc) to fit your personal preferences. Please refer to the manual page for Mutt to see a complete list of run-time and configuration options.

man mutt


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