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24 May 2009 Configure mutt for Zimbra and IMAP

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This post describes how to configure the command line e-mail client mutt to use your Zimbra IMAP mailbox.

Open the text file .muttrc, located in your home directory. If it does not exist, create it. Add or replace the following lines with your own user ID:

set spoolfile=imaps://mail.example.com/Inbox
set folder=imaps://mail.example.com/
set imap_user=username@example.com

If you would like to use your Zimbra Sent and Drafts folders for sent and postponed messages in Mutt, also add the following lines, as above:

set record=imaps://mail.example.com/Sent
set postponed=imaps://mail.example.com/Drafts

Mutt can now be used as a e-mail Zimbra client with access to all your mail. You can change folder in mutt by pressing the etter c. If you do not know the name of the folder, just press ?.

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