How to configure mutt with your Google Apps account (using IMAP)
Mutt is a small but very powerful text-based mail client for Unix operating systems. For information about how to install it (BSD/Linux/Cygwin) check http://www.mutt.org.
After finishing with the client installation you will have to create a .muttrc in your home directory and then just copy and paste the following sample (as simple as possible) configuration:
account-hook imap://gmail/ “set
set imap_user = “username@domain”
set imap_pass = “password”
set smtp_url = “smtp://username@firstname.lastname@example.org:587/”
set smtp_pass = “password”
set from = “username@domain”
set realname = “yourfullnamegoeshere”
set folder = “imaps://imap.gmail.com:993”
set spoolfile = “+INBOX”
set move = no
Your outgoing email will be saved in your [Gmail]/Sent folder automatically so there is no need to add the set copy parameter.
That’s all. You can now run mutt and access your google apps account.
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