2.3 Getting mail
In order for mu (and, by extension, mu4e) to work, you need to have your
e-mail messages stored in a maildir16 - a specific directory structure with one-file-per-message. If you are
already using a maildir, you are lucky. If not, some setup is required:
- Using an external IMAP or POP server - if you are using an IMAP or
POP server, you can use tools like getmail, fetchmail,
offlineimap or isync to download your messages into a maildir
(~/Maildir, often). Because it is such a common case, there is a full example of
setting mu4e up with offlineimap and Gmail; see Gmail configuration.
- Using a local mail server - if you are using a local mail-server (such as
postfix or qmail), you can teach them to deliver into a maildir as well,
maybe in combination with procmail. A bit of googling should be able to provide you
with the details.