USE flags for mail-client/aerc Email client for your terminal
||Enable support for net-mail/notmuch|
emerge --ask mail-client/aerc
text/html MIME type support
To view email with embedded text/html MIME type content, the www-client/w3m and net-proxy/dante packages should be installed (according to man aerc-tutorial), and the text/html filter uncommented in the ~/.config/aerc/aerc.conf configuration file.
In general, to setup, run aerc and enter the values as appropriate, substituting the following information as necessary. It should take all of about 2 minutes to get connected to a mail server presuming the connection information is readily available.
For example, for a Gentoo developer to connect their email account to the mail server provided by Gentoo's Infrastructure project:
Basic account information:
|Full name||Larry the Cow|
Incoming mail (IMAP):
|Connection mode||IMAP with STARTTLS|
Outgoing mail (SMTP):
|Connection mode||SMTP with STARTTLS|
Once the program is connected to a mail account, it is helpful to perform some configuration changes to make it more friendly for reading Gentoo related mail.
If conversation threads/threading is desired, then (for at least v0.7.1 and prior) a filter will need to be applied to enable threading:
# # aerc main configuration # Added to thread discussions in Gentoo [ui:account=Gentoo] threading-enabled=true