I think there must be something wrong with me. Why, in this age of graphical user interfaces, does it delight me so much that I can view textual PDFs within Mutt (on a remote server without a gui)?
To set this up, you need to install pdftotext. This application is available in either poppler-utils or xpdf-utils – most people seem to use the latter, but I suspect the former is probably a better option for a text-only server. I installed poppler-utils.
Next create (or edit) the
~/.mailcap file, so that it has the following line: Continue Reading
I have been using Mutt for some time, but have always found it a pain for handling spam, so I finally spent the time yesterday to work out how to do it. The surprising thing is that there seemed to be different and confusing advice on how to achieve this. The best information turned out to be the Mutt manual itself, which is a great example of how open source documentation should be.
My folder layout is that I have a Spam folder, within which I have two folders – Spam/Ham and Spam/Verified. The Spam/Ham are good emails, particularly those that have been wrongly identified as Spam. The Spam/Verified are the Spam that I am confirming are definitely Spam. Continue Reading