I was looking to set up the mutt email client on my Ubuntu box to go through my gmail account. Since it took me a couple of hours to figure out, and I’ll probably forget by the time I need to know again, I figure I’d post my steps here.
I’m on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (
In gmail, allow other apps to access gmail:
Create the folder
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Create the ~/.muttrc file
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I’m sure there’s better/more config options. Feel free to go wild, this is by no means a comprehensive setup.
We should see it connect and download our messages.
m to start sending new
G to fetch new messages.