Some dumb questions born of frustration

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckhallenbeck at
Thu Oct 27 00:46:00 UTC 2016

Hi John,

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 05:32:57PM -0500, John J. Boyer wrote:
> 2. I have set alias_file=mailaliases in muttrc. When I add an alias it goes to that file, but when I use it in the to 
> line of a message it is not recognized.

In my experience, an alias is only recognized when it is entered at 
a shell prompt.  That leads to some surprising failures, as you have
found out. You might want to consider a symbolic link instead of an

Sorry, I can't help with your first question.


> I've been reading man pages and documentation all day.
> Thanks,
> John
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