Well, after having used the go’old
mbox format, I have now changed my mail
maildir. What a difference. I think the load on my machine
is actual less then before the transition.
I used google (mbox convert maildir) to convert my setup to maildir,
this was all relatively easy. Both
procmail were “fixed” this way.
After restarting I indeed saw mail being deliverd to my newly created
Maildir directory in my homedir. But I couldn’t read it…
/etc/skel holds the skeleton directory for newly created users, so
I’ve added a
Maildir directory in here too.
Mutt As said, actual reading of Maildir-style mail from mutt was more of a problem than I thought. My final config snippet looks like this:
1. set mbox_type=Maildir 2. set folder="~/Maildir" 3. set mbox=+.old 4. set postponed=+.drafts 5. set record=+.sent 6. set spoolfile=+ 7. set mask="!^\\.[^.]" 8. mailboxes ! +.spam +.old +.sent
muttyour mail is in the Maildir format
- Location of the directory
- Where to move read mail to. I could not get it to go to a complete
other directory. So now I have my old mail stored in the same
directory as my new mail. There is a package called
archivemailthat might be of help here.
- Where to put postponed mail, again in a subdir below Maildir.
- Save sent mail, previously I’ve done this with a
- Where is you default mailbox located, this means: your default
folder. Before I had this line in there,
muttkept looking for new mail in
- Don’t recognize
- List all your mailboxes,
!is your default mailbox here.