[neomutt-devel] setting up a mail account

Pietro Cerutti gahr at gahr.ch
Tue Dec 10 11:20:11 CET 2019

On Dec 10 2019, 01:43 UTC, Joao Gouveia <jdggouveia at gmail.com> wrote:
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>Hey guys,
>I am trying to get started with neomutt and I cannot get in contact with my
>yahoo account.
>I have linux mint and installed neomutt form the software manager. Next a
>created muttrc file in .config/mutt and the following code:
>set folder = "imaps://<username>@yahoo.com at imap.mail.yahoo.com:993"
>set spoolfile = "+INBOX"
>Then when I launch neomutt, I get a failed login

You should get at least a password prompt, don't you? Please run with 
the parameters -d2. A log file will be created under ~/.neomuttdebug0.  
Look for lines mentioning "source_rc" and double check that NeoMutt is 
loading the correct config files.

You can also increase the debug log with -d5 and inspect the log file 
for errors. I don't have an account at yahoo, but I see it's trying to 
authenticate correctly using the PLAIN mechanism. It shoul be fine.

Pietro Cerutti

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