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NAME
       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

SYNOPSIS
       mutt  [-hnpRvxyzZ] [-a file] [-b address] [-c address] [-e
       command] [-f  mailbox]  [-F  muttrc]  [-H  draftfile]  [-i
       include] [-m type] [-s subject]

DESCRIPTION
       Mutt  is  a small but very powerful text based program for
       reading electronic  mail  under  unix  operating  systems,
       including  support  color  terminals, MIME, and a threaded
       sorting mode.

OPTIONS
       -a file
              Attach a file to your message using MIME.

       -b address
              Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

       -c address
              Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient

       -e command
              Specify a configuration command  to  be  run  after
              processing of initialization files.

       -f mailbox
              Specify which mailbox to load.

       -F muttrc
              Specify  an  initialization file to read instead of
              ~/.muttrc

       -h     Display help.

       -H draft
              Specify a draft file which contains header and body
              to use to send a message.

       -i include
              Specify  a  file to include into the body of a mes-
              sage.

       -m type
              specify a default mailbox type

       -n     Causes Mutt  to  bypass  the  system  configuration
              file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.

       -R     Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

       -s subject
              Specify the subject of the message.

       -v     Display  the  Mutt  version number and compile-time
              definitions.

       -x     Emulate the mailx compose mode.

       -y     Start Mutt with a listing of all  mailboxes  speci-
              fied by the mailboxes command.

       -z     When  used  with  -f,  causes  Mutt not to start if
              there are no messages in the mailbox.

       -Z     Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified  by
              the mailboxes command which contains new mail.

ENVIRONMENT
       EDITOR Editor to invoke when composing a message.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

       MAILCAPS
              Path to search for mailcap files.

       MM_NOASK
              If  this  variable  is set, mailcap are always used
              without prompting first.

       PGPPATH
              Directory in which the user's  PGP  public  keyring
              can be found.

       TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created.

       REPLYTO
              Default Reply-To address.

       VISUAL Editor  to  invoke  when the ~v command is given in
              the builtin editor.

FILES
       ~/.muttrc
              User configuration file.

       /etc/Muttrc
              System-wide configuration file.

       /tmp/muttXXXXXX
              Temporary files created by Mutt.

       ~/.mailcap
              User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

       /etc/mailcap
              System definition for handing non-text MIME  types.

       ~/.mime.types
              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file
              extensions.

       /etc/mime.types
              System mapping between MIME types and  file  exten-
              sions.

       /usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock
              The privileged dotlocking program.

BUGS
       Suspend/resume  while editing a file with an external edi-
       tor does not work under SunOS 4.x if you  use  the  curses
       lib  in  /usr/5lib.  It does work with the S-Lang library,
       however.

       Resizing the screen while using an external  pager  causes
       Mutt to go haywire on some systems.

       suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The  help  line  for  the index menu is not updated if you
       change the bindings for one of the functions listed  while
       Mutt is running.

NO WARRANTIES
       This  program  is  distributed in the hope that it will be
       useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
       warranty  of  MERCHANTABILITY  or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.  See the GNU  General  Public  License  for  more
       details.

SEE ALSO
       muttrc(5),  curses(3),  mutt_dotlock(1), ncurses(3), send-
       mail(1), smail(1), mailcap(5)

       Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

       The GNU General Public License.

AUTHOR
       Michael Elkins, and others.   Use  <mutt-dev@mutt.org>  to
       contact the developers.

Unix		   Last	change:	February 2000			

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