Getting mutt, gmail and gnupg working together was a bit of a pain for
me. So here is my configuration in all "simplicity".
Mutt unfortunately does not support multiple mainboxes, but a workaround is to create separate rcfiles that are sourced via a hotkey.
set spoolfile=~/mbox set record=~/mail/sent set folder=~/mail set use_envelope_from=yes folder-hook 'gmail.com' 'source ~/.email@example.com' macro index 'source ~/.firstname.lastname@example.org!' set pgp_sign_as=0xDECAFBAD # your key set pgp_timeout=60 set crypt_replysign set crypt_verify_sig=yes set crypt_autopgp=yes set pgp_auto_decode=yes # traditional pgp support source ~/.mutt/gpg.rc
See Lifehacker's "How to Use the Fast and Powerful Mutt Email Client with Gmail" article for more details.
set imap_user = "email@example.com" #set imap_pass = "PASSWORD" # I recommend not setting this here, put inputting it manually when asked set smtp_url = "smtp://firstname.lastname@example.org:587" #set smtp_pass = "PASSWORD" # ditto set from = "email@example.com" set realname = "Your Name" set editor = "vim" set folder = "imaps://imap.gmail.com:993" set spoolfile = "+INBOX" set imap_check_subscribed set hostname = gmail.com set mail_check = 120 set timeout = 300 set imap_keepalive = 300 set postponed = "+[GMail]/Drafts" # Gmail SMTP stores message automatically # http://superuser.com/questions/224524/sending-mails-via-mutt-and-gmail-duplicates #set record = "+[GMail]/Sent Mail" unset record set header_cache=~/.mutt/cache/headers set message_cachedir=~/.mutt/cache/bodies set certificate_file=~/.mutt/certificates set move = no set include set sort = 'threads' set sort_aux = 'reverse-last-date-received' set auto_tag = yes ignore "Authentication-Results:" ignore "DomainKey-Signature:" ignore "DKIM-Signature:" hdr_order Date From To Cc alternative_order text/plain text/html * auto_view text/html bind editor complete-query bind editor ^T complete bind editor noop·
And for the GPG part, let's just use what Debian ships with, except for the few overrides mentioned earlier:
cp /usr/share/doc/mutt/examples/gpg.rc ~/.mutt/gpg.rc
With any luck, that was all. Nice, and simple. Not.