[neomutt-users] neomutt+msmtp for web.de, anyone?

Sven Guckes neomutt-lists at guckes.net
Wed Nov 18 08:11:00 CET 2020

* Roland Hess <rol42 at web.de> [2020-11-18 08:02]:
> > > It seems you are tying to *send* mail to a *pop* server.
> > No, neomutt is trying to _save_ the outgoing mail in a pop
> > folder because of Fcc setting. That could be something Roland
> > has explicitly configured, or it could be neomutt helpfully
> > inferring the setting from the folder variable or similar.
> Thank you, perhaps we find the solution now?
> I did not configure any pop folder (and I have no idea where I
> should make one or how to tell mutt where that folder is).
> If I comment out (is this the correct term?)this line in muttrc:
> set folder = "pops://rol42@web.de@pop3.web.de:995"
> mutt (neomutt) opens with an empty INBOX

bzzt!  the option "folder" is used for *saving* mails.
when you include the POP protocol directive here then
this means that mutt should use POP to save mails by POP.
but POP is *not* a protocol for sending, only receiving.

the idea to store mails on a remote server
is covered by the protocol IMAP.

but i think you dont want to save mails remotely, right?

so.. if you simply want mutt to store mails
in your *local* account then i suggest
to simply leave the default untouched. :-)

    set folder=~/Mail  # oooooommmmmm!

so saving a message to, say, the folder "+foo"
would then save it to the "folder" in "~/Mail/foo".

> but I can send mail without problems.

good! :-)

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