I’ve fallen out with Thunderbird recently and the geek in me has been interested in getting Mutt up and running for a while. But I needed certain functionality and it’s taken a little while to put all of the pieces together from various sources to get it working as I want it to.
The main things I needed to achieve were:
- I use my own domain with Google Accounts
- I wanted all messages to be maintained offline
- I wanted instant sending of messages
- I want a desktop notification every time an email is received
A lot of this is driven by the fact that I don’t have very responsive internet access, and I don’t like to wait while a message body is downloaded, or while a message is sent. These have all been achieved using careful configurations of offlineimap, msmtp and a bash script using inotifywait.
I’ll go into more detail and share configs over the course of the next few posts.