Some Mutt related questions

Steve Holmes steve at
Sun Nov 30 08:12:19 EST 2003

On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 05:13:34PM -0000, Darragh wrote:
> Hello,
> I've decided to use vim for composing mail.  Its not my favorite editor but
> its the only one that I could find a maximumwidth function.  I'd prefear to
> use emacs so if any one knows of a way of setting the maximum line length in
> emacs I'd be very interested in hearing about it.
I will include the relevant lines from my .emacs file to do this.  In
my case, emacs doesn't normally wrap lines of text unless in text-mode
so I added a condition so text-mode is invoked when composing from
(push '("mutt-.*" . text-mode) auto-mode-alist)
(add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'auto-fill-mode)

Thomas Stivers gave some excellent answers to your remaining
questions.  I will say that configuring mutt may seem unwieldy at the
beginning, but once set in place, cherrish that .muttrc file and you
will be running one of the finest mail clients out there.
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