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Using imap over ssh with mutt


I've just setup stallman to allow port forwarded imap
connections over ssh.  This is useful for any IMAP enabled mail
clients.  To start up the port forward, use something like this:

  $ ssh -L 1143:stallman.pisoftware.com:143 \

In another terminal, start up your IMAP mail client, pointing
to localhost:1143 (or whatever port you are using in the
port forward).  Mutt requires something like the following in
your .muttrc.

  set folder={localhost:1143}mail/
  set spoolfile={localhost:1143}mail/Inbox

This should ask you for your username and password when you
start up mutt.

Other IMAP clients are left as an exercise for the reader.

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