mutt is a text-based mailer: when you have big mailboxes, it’s much much faster and efficient than standard web mail interfaces
and heavy clients. But of course, because it’s text-based, it’s also less “nice, fancy and beautiful”.
But I care much more about speed than design, so, here is my config file to use mutt with INRIA zimbra:
This set-up works with INRIA zimbra. There are a few additional tricks to check though:
install the library libsasl2-modules, otherwise, sending mail via smtp will not work (and there won’t be any self-explaining error !)
the password is stored in an file ecrypted with gpg, which contains:
and I’ve define a wrapper bash script around mutt that decrypt this file before calling mutt
Of course, this wrapper is chmoded 700 so that nobody else sees my simple passphrase. You may also use your standard gpg keys and agent, but
I don’t want to enter my master gpg password too often, and this solution seems good enough for me on my machine.