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MELI.CONF(5)                  File Formats Manual                 MELI.CONF(5)

     meli.conf – configuration file for the Meli Mail User Agent


     Configuration for meli is written in TOML. Few things to consider before
     writing TOML (quoting the spec):

     β€’   TOML is case sensitive.
     β€’   A TOML file must be a valid UTF-8 encoded Unicode document.
     β€’   Whitespace means tab (0x09) or space (0x20).
     β€’   Newline means LF (0x0A) or CRLF (0x0D 0x0A).

     Refer to TOML documentation for valid TOML syntax.

     The top level sections of the config are accounts, shortcuts,
     notifications, pager, composing, pgp, terminal.

     example configuration

     # Setting up a Maildir account
     root_folder = "/path/to/root/folder"
     format = "Maildir"
     index_style = "Compact"
     subscribed_folders = ["folder", "folder/Sent"] # or [ "*", ] for all folders
     display_name = "Name"

     # Set folder-specific settings
       "INBOX" = { rename="Inbox" } #inline table
       "drafts" = { rename="Drafts" } #inline table
       [accounts.account-name.folders."foobar-devel"] # or a regular table
         ignore = true # don't show notifications for this folder

     # Setting up an mbox account
     root_folder = "/var/mail/username"
     format = "mbox"
     index_style = "Compact"

     filter = "/usr/bin/pygmentize"
     html_filter = "w3m -I utf-8 -T text/html"

     script = "notify-send"

     # required for sending e-mail
     mailer_cmd = 'msmtp --read-recipients --read-envelope-from'
     editor_cmd = 'vim +/^$'

     scroll_up = 'k'
     scroll_down = 'j'
     page_up = PageUp
     page_down = PageDown

     theme = "light"

     available options are listed below.  default values are shown in

     root_folder String                    the backend-specific path of the
                                           root_folder, usually INBOX.

     format String [maildir mbox imap notmuch]
                                           the format of the mail backend.

     subscribed_folders [String,]          an array of folder paths to display
                                           in the UI. Paths are relative to
                                           the root folder (eg "INBOX/Sent",
                                           not "Sent").  The glob wildcard *
                                           can be used to match every folder
                                           name and path.

     identity String                       your e-mail address that is
                                           inserted in the From: headers of
                                           outgoing mail

     index_style String                    set the way mailboxes are displayed
     β”‚conversations β”‚ shows one entry per thread                      β”‚
     β”‚compact       β”‚ shows one row per thread                        β”‚
     β”‚threaded      β”‚ shows threads as a tree structure               β”‚
     β”‚plain         β”‚ shows one row per mail, regardless of threading β”‚
     display_name String                   (optional) a name which can be
                                           combined with your address: "Name

     read_only boolean                     attempt to not make any changes to
                                           this account.  (false)

     cache_type String                     choose which cache backend to use.
                                           Available options are 'none' and
                                           'sqlite3' (sqlite3)

     folders folder_config                 (optional) configuration for each
                                           folder. Its format is described
                                           below in FOLDERS.

notmuch only
     root_folder points to the directory which contains the .notmuch/
     subdirectory. notmuch folders are virtual, since they are defined by
     user-given notmuch queries. Thus you have to explicitly state the folders
     you want in the folders field and set the query property to each of them.

     format = "notmuch"
       "INBOX" = {  query="tag:inbox", subscribe = true }
       "Drafts" = {  query="tag:draft", subscribe = true }
       "Sent" = {  query="from:username@server.tld from:username2@server.tld", subscribe = true }

IMAP only
     IMAP specific options are:

     server_hostname String                example: "mail.example.tld"

     server_username String

     server_password String

     server_port number                    (optional) (143)

     use_starttls boolean                  (optional) if port is 993 and
                                           use_starttls is unspecified, it
                                           becomes false by default.  (true)

     danger_accept_invalid_certs boolean   (optional) do not validate TLS
                                           certificates.  (false)

     rename String                         (optional) show a different name
                                           for this folder in the UI

     autoload boolean                      (optional) load this folder on
                                           startup (not functional yet)

     subscribe boolean                     (optional) watch this folder for
                                           updates (true)

     ignore boolean                        (optional) silently insert updates
                                           for this folder, if any (false)

     usage boolean                         (optional) special usage of this
                                           folder. valid values are:
                                           β€’   Normal
                                           β€’   Inbox
                                           β€’   Archive
                                           β€’   Drafts
                                           β€’   Flagged
                                           β€’   Junk
                                           β€’   Sent
                                           β€’   Trash
                                           otherwise usage is inferred from
                                           the folder title.

     conf_override boolean                 (optional) override global settings
                                           for this folder. available sections
                                           to override are pager,
                                           notifications, shortcuts, composing
                                           and the account options identity
                                           and index_style. example:

                                             index_style = "plain"
                                               filter = ""

     mailer_cmd String                     command to pipe new mail to, exit
                                           code must be 0 for success.

     editor_cmd String                     command to launch editor. Can have
                                           arguments. Draft filename is given
                                           as the last argument. If it's
                                           missing, the environment variable
                                           $EDITOR is looked up.

     embed boolean                         (optional) embed editor within meli

     format_flowed boolean                 (optional) set format=flowed
                                           [RFC3676] in text/plain
                                           attachments.  (true)

     Shortcuts can take the following values: "Backspace" "Left" "Right" "Up"
     "Down" "Home" "End" "PageUp" "PageDown" "Delete" "Insert" "Esc" and
     "char", where char is a single character string.

     prev_page                             Go to previous page.

     next_page                             Go to next page.

     prev_folder                           Go to previous folder.

     next_folder                           Go to next folder.

     prev_account                          Go to previous account.

     next_account                          Go to next account.

     new_mail                              Start new mail draft in new tab

     open_thread                           Open thread.

     exit_thread                           Exit thread view

     scroll_up                             Scroll up pager.

     scroll_down                           Scroll down pager.

     page_up                               Go to previous pager page

     page_down                             Go to next pager pag

     create_contact                        Create new contact.

     edit_contact                          Edit contact under cursor

     enable boolean                        enable freedesktop-spec
                                           notifications. this is usually what
                                           you want (true)

     script String                         (optional) script to pass
                                           notifications to, with title as 1st
                                           arg and body as 2nd (none)

     xbiff_file_path String                (optional) file that gets its size
                                           updated when new mail arrives

     play_sound boolean                    (optional) play theme sound in
                                           notifications if possible (false)

     sound_file String                     (optional) play sound file in
                                           notifications if possible (none)

     pager_context num                     (optional) number of context lines
                                           when going to next page.
                                           (Unimplemented) (0)

     headers_sticky boolean                (optional) always show headers when
                                           scrolling.  (true)

     html_filter String                    (optional) pipe html attachments
                                           through this filter before display

     filter String                         (optional) a command to pipe mail
                                           output through for viewing in
                                           pager.  (none)

     format_flowed bool                    (optional) respect format=flowed

     split_long_lines bool                 (optional) Split long lines that
                                           would overflow on the x axis.

     minimum_width num                     (optional) Minimum text width in
                                           columns.  (80)

     auto_verify_signatures boolean        auto verify signed e-mail according
                                           to RFC3156 (true)

     auto_sign boolean                     (optional) always sign sent
                                           messages (false)

     key String                            (optional) key to be used when
                                           signing/encrypting (not functional
                                           yet) (none)

     gpg_binary String                     (optional) gpg binary name or file
                                           location to use (gpg2)

     theme String                          (optional) select between these
                                           themes: light / dark (dark)

     ascii_drawing boolean                 (optional) if true, box drawing
                                           will be done with ascii characters.

     window_title String                   (optional) set window title in
                                           xterm compatible terminals (empty
                                           string means no window title is
                                           set) (meli)


     TOML Standard v.0.5.0

     Copyright 2017-2019 Manos Pitsidianakis ⟨⟩ Released
     under the GPL, version 3 or greater. This software carries no warranty of
     any kind. (See COPYING for full copyright and warranty notices.)


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