Mutt 1.7.0 on El Capitan

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This is an update to my one year old post about mutt and OS X. On August 2016, a new version of mutt was released. This version includes the sidebar patch and the trash folder patch, so no need to mess around with patches any longer. Here are my notes to get started with the new version.

If you have previously installed mutt via Homebrew, remove it.

brew uninstall mutt

Download mutt and untar the archive.

tar xopf mutt-1.7.0.tar.gz

Configure and build.

export CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include
./configure --enable-imap --enable-smtp --enable-sidebar --enable-gpgme --with-regex  --enable-locales-fix --with-ssl --with-sasl --with-gss --enable-hcache --with-tokyocabinet


make install

I had to link to my (brew based) openssl installation folder for the --with-ssl flag to work. You also need to install Tokyo Cabinet for the header cache flag to work (brew install tokyo-cabinet).

That should be it. Do not forget to set the trash option in your .muttrc file. Mine is configured like so:

set trash=imaps://$my_server/INBOX.Trash

For additional information on how to configure mutt on OS X, take a look at my previous post.

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