console kmail counterpart

kdelist at kdelist at
Thu May 12 10:55:28 BST 2005

Hello Horacio,

you can access Mailbox files using mutt with the following command
(Don't know if it also supports maildir that way...)

mutt -f /var/mail/<mailbox-file>

Of course, the permissions must be set accordingly.

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 11:22:34AM +0000, ?????? wrote:
> I use kmail only as my mail client,  unfortrunately sometimes I require to 
> read my mails when Im not in front of my laptop using remote access (ssh). 
> The problem of course is that I can't run kmail throught the ssh console so I 
> need a console based app (mutt, pine, elm??) to access my Mail directory 
> (read only access) and find the mails I require at the moment.
> Im pretty sure some ppl here access their mails in the console and was 
> wondering if someone can give me some advice??  I just dont want to 
> experiment with my Mail directory and loose my mails by accessing with the 
> wrong mail client....
> here are the requirements:
> 	- Console base : )
> 	- Maildir support
> 	- Read Only 
> 	- Be able to see the structure organization of my mails.. (very deep 
> directory hierarchies)
> Also optional but no necessary
> 	- POP access  (optional since usually kde will be running and kmail will also 
> be running while I access it remotely, in this case the client must support 
> the same locking mechanisms that kmail does)
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