Eric D. Schabell: Mutt mailer index overview!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Mutt mailer index overview!

I have been getting tired of having to look up the various Mutt flags that show up only once in awhile on the index view. 

I decided to put them here for myself and maybe for you out there who need only this information and not a complete Mutt tutorial to plow through. 


Status Flags 

In addition to who sent the message and the subject, a short summary of the disposition of each message is printed beside the message number. Zero or more of the following “flags” may appear, which mean: 
  • D message is deleted (is marked for deletion) 
  • d message have attachments marked for deletion 
  • K contains a PGP public key 
  • N message is new 
  • O message is old 
  • P message is PGP encrypted 
  • r message has been replied to 
  • S message is PGP signed, and the signature is succesfully verified 
  • s message is PGP signed 
  • ! message is flagged 
  • * message is tagged 
Furthermore, the following flags reflect who the message is addressed to. They can be customized with the $to_chars variable. 
  • + message is to you and you only 
  • T message is to you, but also to or cc’ed to others 
  • C message is cc’ed to you 
  • F message is from you 
  • L message is sent to a subscribed mailing list