Re: How to get mutt to use mail aliases
> > 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."
> Is that by chance referring to when you hit "m" for new mail
> and it prompts you for a "To:", "Subject:", etc and not at the
> point when it's waiting for you to hit "y" to send it ?? When
> you're typing your message, you can see the To, From,
> Subject, etc information, but you're actually looking at your
> editor, vim, for example, and not mutt at that point.
Yes, I'm responding to myself... ;-)
There may be a setting along the lines of "ask_cc=yes" req'd to get
mutt to prompt you for a "cc" address during the initial message
Yeap, sure is:
If set, Mutt will prompt you for carbon-copy (Cc) recipients before
editing the body of an outgoing message.
I'd guess very few people specify this and since the default is
"no", obviously you don't get asked.