I've been trying to help someone set up mutt for gmail imap using mutt's internal support for IMAP.
I have been going nuts. Something's wrong but I cannot figure out why it fails. I just remembered that gmail has to have IMAP switched ON by using the gmail settings online.: For the Gmail IMAP settings to work in your email client, IMAP access must be enabled in Gmail online. https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-enable-gmail-via-imap-1170856 HOW TO Activate IMAP in Gmail To access a Gmail account in your email program or mobile device via the IMAP protocol, activate IMAP in Gmail. Open Gmail in a web browser. Choose Settings (the gear icon). Select Settings. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. In the IMAP access section, select Enable IMAP. Leave the other settings on the default selections. Select Save Changes. That's it. Duh! It's been so long since I enabled that setting, I forgot it had to be done. Regards, David On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 4:06 PM Jude DaShiell <jdash...@panix.com> wrote: > > Yes, those macros work and do so silently. Thanks for the macros and > the idea to bind stuff to the comma key. I hadn't thought of that one > before. > > On Sat, 24 Aug 2019, Mark Frank wrote: > > > Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:00:27 > > From: Mark Frank <m...@markanderika.com> > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: Simple muttrc file for accessing Gmail imap > > > > On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 1:21 PM Jude DaShiell <jdash...@panix.com> wrote: > > > > > mutt is set up to download pop3 but has no keyboard shortcut to download > > > imap or didn't the last time I went through its documentation. > > > > > > > > I've had this in my muttrc for years. Don't if if any of these values are > > optimum as I don't use mutt much anymore but it does work. > > > > > > $ grep imap ./.mutt/muttrc | egrep -v ^# > > set spoolfile=imaps://imap.gmail.com/INBOX > > set folder=imaps://imap.gmail.com/ > > set imap_keepalive = 900 > > set imap_user='m...@markanderika.com' > > set imap_pass=xxxxxxxxx > > set imap_keepalive=300 > > unset imap_passive > > set postponed=imaps://stag.mark-and-erika.com/INBOX.postponed > > macro index ,g <imap-fetch-mail> "force retrieval of mail from IMAP server" > > macro pager ,g <imap-fetch-mail> "force retrieval of mail from IMAP server" > > > > -- >