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  • How do you like mutt so far? :-)

    Btw, I have some suggestions to try in Email for procrastinators []. Particularly, using threaded view as the default and saving sent mail to the inbox is a combination that everyone should at least try once.

    • I'm getting there. I still have a few tricks to learn, but it's not all bad. I've got used to the drag-n-drop of a GUI, so I find I'm having to think a bit more.

      I do have threading set up as default, but I find I miss new entries in some mailboxes. I imagine I should be able to flip between threaded and date order, but I haven't got around to looking that up.

      The next hurdle I need to address (pun intended) is the address book. I have a lot of people I mail, some have more than one address, and it would be

      • You can change sort order by hitting [o]. (mutt will prompt you with the available orders and their shortcuts, so you don’t need to memorise those.)

        The addressbook is handled by the alias command:

        alias ap Aristotle Pagaltzis <>

        With that you could send me mail by saying it’s To: ap. Don’t miss that tab completion for aliases is available on all email address prompts in mutt!

        These commands are usually kept in a file customarily called aliases. You point mutt t

        • Superb. Thanks for all that, it's going to prove very useful. I think I owe you much beer :)

          Ever thought about writing a book?

          • A book? Heh, not really; certainly not about mutt. You think?

            I did go back to collect my comments from your journal entries, though. I want to tidy them up, flesh out the result, and eventually post it as an intro/tutorial on plasmasturm.

            And thanks for the beer offer. :-)