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
- 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.
The maildir must be on a single file-system; and symbolic links are