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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:

The maildir must be on a single file-system; and symbolic links are not supported.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maildir; in this manual we use the term ‘maildir’ for both the standard and the hierarchy of maildirs that store your messages