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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

Dotan Cohen:
> I see what you are saying. Tell me, in mutt can I have several (5-6)
> compose messages open and switch between them and the main window that
> I'm copying / pasting from?

Not really. When editing messages, mutt invokes your editor and stays in
the background. There's no way to switch back. My kind-of-workaround is
to spawn another mutt (easy when using screen and having a keybinding
for that) and look up what I need. But I agree that this is a little bit
messy if you forget to mark mailboxes read-only ('%' on my system) when
opening them in several mutt instances at once.

> Also, will mutt remember that when I write
> to xyz@hisServer.com I need the From address to be xyz@myServer.com,
> and when I write to abc@anotherServer.com I need the From address to
> be abc@myServer.com?

That's what the 'alternates' feature and (send|folderi)-hooks are for.
You can use 'alternates' to tell mutt which addresses you have and 'set
reverse_name' to automatically use the To-Address of the mail you are
replying to (if this address is one of your 'alternate' addresses).  For
new messages you have to use hooks.

If politics is the blind leading the blind, entertainment is the fucked-
up leading the hypnotised.
[Agree]   [Disagree]

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