Ok, I've left this in.
I presume that the IMAP server (courier-imap) will prefix /home/mark to
Maildir, to provide access to the mail in /home/mark/Maildir on the mail
I'm not sure what this is referring to. I don't have a file called inbox.
On the mail server:
$ cd /home/mark/Mailbox
$ ls -l
drwx------ 2 mark mark 1024 2004-10-03 10:59 courierimapkeywords
-rw-r--r-- 1 mark mark 3351 2004-10-03 10:59 courierimapuiddb
drwx------ 2 mark mail 4096 2004-10-03 10:59 cur
drwx------ 2 mark mail 4096 2004-10-04 00:27 new
drwx------ 2 mark mail 1024 2004-10-04 00:27 tmp
both /home/mark/Mailbox/cur and /home/mark/Mailbox/new contain squillions of
files named xxxxxxxxxx.xxxx.charon.markhobley.yi.org where xxxxxxxxxx.xxxx is
replaced by numbers.
Ok. If I leave these out, mutt should ask me for a username and password,
according to some net resources. I hope that's correct. I will add them
I haven't done any configuration to courier-imap. My version was obtained from
a debian package, and it just installed and ran without asking anything. I
presume it's all ok. I did a telnet test to the imap2 port on charon, and it
produced some sort of mail server session.
At the client side, with my .muttrc containing just the one command:
I run mutt from the command line.
I get a full screen mutt session, but at the bottom of the screen I get:
---Mutt: (no mailbox)
/var/mail/mark: No such file or directory (errno =2)
I'm not sure whether this means on the local machine or on the mail server,
but in either case, it's the wrong place.
My mail is in /home/mark/Mailbox on the mail server (charon).
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