Re: mutt: help with saving a messge to a different folder
Shao, a thought just struck me.
You could use symlinks to move your email folders around a bit -- so mutt
only sees a symlink to them. The mutt on my redhat server (blasted...:)
doesn't lstat() the symlinks, it just stat()s them. This might be the thing
you need, since procmail should be smart enough to deliver through symlinks,
and mutt won't bother trying to stat() them for info -- maybe this is the
thing to do.
Please let me know if this works! ;)
On Sun, Sep 19, 1999 at 06:51:36PM +1000, Shao Zhang wrote:
> This is the first thing that I come up with. But it still does not
> meet what I need...
> In mutt, when the first TAB pressed for changing the folders, it
> will read all the folders from $Mailbox varaible(good), but if I
> accidently press another TAB, it will read the folders from
> $folder. My ~/Mail directory is about 200MB big, and mutt will
> just take a long time to scan them.
> I still believe there is a way to do it via save-hook. But yet,
> I haven't heard any answer from the mutt mailing list and the
> David Wright [email@example.com] wrote:
> > Quoting Shao Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > > Hi,
> > > This is not what I want.
> > > I read my mails in ~/mail, so I have already used
> > > folder = ~/mail.
> > Surely that's the wrong way round. Put the filenames you read mail from
> > (i.e. the inboxes files that procmail writes) into a mailboxes command.
> > This will make the c command prompt with them automatically, notify you
> > when mail arrives, and allow your status line to tell you how many contain
> > new messages.
> > mailboxes ! ~/mail/foo ~/mail/bar
> > The ! is short for the system default mailbox which I don't use but I'd
> > sure want to see anything that arrived there.
> > > But when I save the message, I want to save it in ~/Mail.
> > > Thanks.
> > For which the
> > set folder=~/Mail
> > is intended, a folder for files containing mail. When you give the s
> > command, the = sign will act as shorthand for ~/Mail/
> > > > On Wed, Sep 08, 1999 at 12:19:03PM +1000, Shao Zhang wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > I am using mutt to read all the messages in ~/mail.
> > > > > > When I save a message from a person say email@example.com.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I want to mutt to give me a default filename like this:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ~/Mailfirstname.lastname@example.org
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If I only set the save_address, then mutt will default the
> > > > > > filename to ~/email@example.com. So how do I let mutt to choose
> > > > > > a different folder I want when saving the msg.
> > Cheers,
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