[neomutt-users] set up maildir -> set mbox_type=maildir

Teno Deuter gvgter at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 1 19:40:01 CEST 2018

Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Here are my comments/observations:

when I did define the mbox type to 'maildir' in the /etc/neomuttrc
nothing was affected. The old behavior persists.

when I did define the mbox type to 'maildir' in the
/home/[user]/.neomuttrc I get the following:

/home/[user]/Mail does not exist. Create it?
I type 'no'
/var/mail/[user] is not a mailbox

please note that in /var/mail/[user] a maildir structure does exist!

regarding the mail archives of the list, I think it would have been
quite helpful to have them online and searchable. That way redundant
tickets can be avoided.

Appreciate your valuable help on this


On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 5:43 PM, Sven Guckes <neomutt-lists at guckes.net> wrote:
> * Teno Deuter <gvgter at googlemail.com> [2018-07-01 14:40]:
>> I-m running neomutt 20180223 on a OpenBSD 6.3
>> installation where maildir is defined and opensmtpd
>> is used! When I try to run neomutt for a user,
>> doesn't automatically recognize the existing maildir
>> structure and prompts for the creation of an mbox!
>> Reading the documentation, I wasn't able to find a way
>> to define the format of the mail boxes.  Apparently
>> this gets recognised by neomutt automatically!
> automatically..
> well, the current value of mbox_type
> is what is being used for the creation:
>     set mbox_type=mailbox
>     set mbox_type=maildir
> there are also the values "MMDF" and "MH".
>> Also, are the neomutt mail archives store
>> online where search queries can be applied?
> nope.
> but we could publish what we have of the
> two mailing lists.. about 1000messages now.
> how about that?
> Sven

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