On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 06:22:14PM -0600, Bryan Cassidy wrote: > I have just started using Mutt again. I would rather use Mutt > if I can just setup my filters like I have in Sylpheed. I don't > know if this is what Procmail filtering is suppose to do but > this is what I want and I am very confused about setting up > mail filters in Mutt. Have no clue where to even start with > setting up config files. When I first load Mutt (1.5 btw) I > want to see say a group Called FreeBSD-Questions, FreeBSD-Hardware > and FreeBSD-Hackers. When I scroll to FreeBSD-Hackers I want > all the e-mail that is sent to the -hacker mailing list to be > in that. Is this what Procmail does or am I suppose to load > the filters some other way? That is the way I want to do it > but if I can't could someone help with me setting this up. I > would really appreciate it. I've been strugling with Mutt + > Procmail for a couple days now and I am just more confused.
It sounds like you got the idea figured out correctly. All that's left is the details ;-) Generally, when I want to create a new folder, I take an existing email and (s)ave it to a new folder name. Mutt takes care of creating my new Maildir (the mailbox format that I use) for me. Then I add a rule to my ~/.mailfilter (Note: maildrop, not procmail) to sort mail for this new folder. You also need to either set up procmail globally or per-user. Per-user is simple: just put this in their ~/.forward file: | /full/path/to/procmail <heresy mode: on> Rather than procmail, which is very common but has an arcane syntax, consider maildrop (in the ports tree. The syntax is quite a bit easier to read and it supports Maildir format natively. Here's a sample from my ~/.mailfilter: # Definite default mailbox DEFAULT="/exports/tillman/Maildir" # # Automated emails from the Seekingfire network if (/^From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]/) to /exports/tillman/Maildirs/system/ # FreeBSD mailing lists if (/^(From|To|cc): .*freebsd\.org/) to /exports/tillman/Maildirs/freebsd/ # Zebra & Quagga lists if (/^(From|To|cc): .*zebra\.org/) to /exports/tillman/Maildirs/zebra/ if (/^(From|To|cc): .*lists\.quagga\.net/) to /exports/tillman/Maildirs/zebra/ etc ... </heresy> -T -- First time I've gotten a programming job that required a drug test. I was worried they were going to say "you don't have enough LSD in your system to do Unix programming". - A.S.R. quote (Paul Tomblin) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"