Store mutt configuration on an IMAP server?

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Ralf Merkel

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Feb 25, 2003, 5:01:56 AM2/25/03
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Hi all!

Is it possible to have the mutt configuration stored in an IMAP directory
in order to have the same configuration from different client machines?

If so, how can it be achieved?

Cheers,
Ralf

Peter H. Coffin

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Feb 25, 2003, 1:16:02 PM2/25/03
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It's certainly possible to have an rc file stored on an NSF or smbmount
directory...

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Grant Edwards

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Feb 25, 2003, 1:46:31 PM2/25/03
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In article <slrnb5ncdg....@othin.ninehells.com>, Peter H. Coffin wrote:

>> Is it possible to have the mutt configuration stored in an IMAP directory
>> in order to have the same configuration from different client machines?

Man oh man, that would be the great. As it is now, I have to
maintain 4 or 5 .muttrc files.

>> If so, how can it be achieved?
>
> It's certainly possible to have an rc file stored on an NSF or smbmount
> directory...

I don't think my ISP allows NFS mounts of directories on the
IMAP server. Even if it did, I sometimes tunnel the IMAP
connection through firewalls and via rather slow connections.
IIRC, NFS is a UDP service and ssh won't tunnel UDP. My
experiences with NFS over slow connections hasn't been good.


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Michael Elkins

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Feb 25, 2003, 3:38:59 PM2/25/03
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Mutt does not have this functionality. PINE does a pretty good job of
this from what I've read, so that might be an option.

Ralf Merkel

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Feb 25, 2003, 3:51:23 PM2/25/03
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Michael Elkins <m...@sigpipe.org> wrote in
news:slrnb5nl...@zzyzx.sigpipe.org:

> Mutt does not have this functionality. PINE does a pretty good
> job of this from what I've read, so that might be an option.

Is the implementation of such functionality planed in future releases
of mutt (even if we are far from such a release)?

Cheers,
Ralf

Michael Elkins

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Feb 26, 2003, 12:47:11 PM2/26/03
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Not that I am aware.

Thomas Glanzmann

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Feb 27, 2003, 11:34:19 AM2/27/03
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> Mutt does not have this functionality. PINE does a pretty good job of
> this from what I've read, so that might be an option.

Yes it does. But there are to many reasons to use mutt instead of pine.

Thomas Glanzmann

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Feb 27, 2003, 11:35:51 AM2/27/03
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> Is it possible to have the mutt configuration stored in an IMAP directory
> in order to have the same configuration from different client machines?

A good alternative would be mulberry[1] from cyrusoft, if you always have a
display handy.

Thomas

[1] Mulberry
http://www.cyrusoft.com/mulberry/

Hugo Haas

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Feb 27, 2003, 5:23:26 PM2/27/03
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* Grant Edwards <gra...@visi.com>
[2003-02-25 18:46+0000] (comp.mail.mutt)

>>> Is it possible to have the mutt configuration stored in an IMAP directory
>>> in order to have the same configuration from different client machines?
>
> Man oh man, that would be the great. As it is now, I have to
> maintain 4 or 5 .muttrc files.

FWIW, I have a solution for that. It is not completely Mutt based, but
it works.

Usually, most of your configuration stays the same, and only a small
portion changes from machine to machine.

I maintain 1 muttrc, under CVS, and I preprocess it with m4. You
therefore have only one configuration file, which is maintained in a
distributed way easily thanks to CVS.

More details and some examples:

http://larve.net/people/hugo/2002/04/mutt-cpp

Regards,

Hugo

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Grant Edwards

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Feb 28, 2003, 12:50:00 AM2/28/03
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In article <3e5e8fde$0$7892$626a...@news.free.fr>, Hugo Haas wrote:

> Usually, most of your configuration stays the same, and only a small portion
> changes from machine to machine.

That's true.

> I maintain 1 muttrc, under CVS, and I preprocess it with m4. You therefore
> have only one configuration file, which is maintained in a distributed way
> easily thanks to CVS.

Thanks to firewalls, accessing things on CVS servers isn't always easy,
though thanks to ssh, it can be done if one really wants to.

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