Re: How to get mutt to use mail aliases
On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 02:21:39AM +1000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have set up a .mail_aliases file for mutt that looks like:
> alias mdevin email@example.com
> In my .muttrc I have:
> set alias_file=$HOME/.mail_aliases
> source $HOME/.mail_aliases
> set edit_hdrs
> Now when I try and edit the To: Cc: Bcc: fields and press tab, mutt will
> not give me a list of email addresses from my file. It just tabs across
> the screen like tab normally does.
> Note: I have gotten it working if I don't set edit_hdrs and get prompted
> for the To: address and then press tab. But the documentation seems to
> suggest that it can be done as this quote points out:
> "To use aliases, you merely use the alias at any place in mutt where mutt
> prompts for addresses, such as the To: or CC: prompt. You can also enter
> aliases in your editor at the appropirate headers if you have the
> $edit_hdrs variable set."
> How do you get mutt to do this or can it only be done with edit_hdrs set
> to no? Do I need to bind the tab key somehow?
I think you need to type the entire alias "key" in your editor, and mutt
will replace those keys with the real address on exit.
> Also, I haven't figured out yet how to send mail to another mailbox from
> within mutt. Say you use procmail to filter the debian-user mail into
> its own separate file and then read it with mutt. Then, say you want to
> transfer a message you like into your debian-tips file. How would you
> do this?
Press "s" ;)