I just tried running mutt 'remotely' by mounting ~/.muttrc and my main mail directory ~/Mail using sshfs and running a local copy of mutt. This makes handling attachments and HTML E-Mail much faster and easier than running mutt on the remote system via ssh.
However when I try and save E-Mails into the ~/Mail hierarchy it complains that it can't lock the mbox file. I guess that there's some sort of incompatibility between mutt's default locking method and sshfs. Is there anything I can do about this? I.e. can I build mutt with a different locking method (or more the point the dotlock program I suppose) or am I basically stuck? I know I could move to maildir but I'd prefer not to really and that would likely slow things down across an sshfs connection. -- Chris Green