Re: [debian-user] mutt w/IMAP4+SSL?
> Mutt does now officially support IMAP. Please upgrade to a
> recent version and use --enable-imap and preferably
> --with-ssl if you have OpenSSL installed to get
> SSL encryption for your IMAP connections.
$ mutt -v
Mutt 1.3.12i (2000-11-27
+USE_POP +USE_IMAP -USE_GSS -USE_SSL +USE_SASL
So it's just not compiled in (because openssl is incompatibel
to the GPL or some such nonsense).