B.1 Minimal configuration

An (almost) minimal configuration for mu4e might look like this — as you see, most of it is commented-out.

;; example configuration for mu4e

;; make sure mu4e is in your load-path
(require 'mu4e)

;; use mu4e for e-mail in emacs
(setq mail-user-agent 'mu4e-user-agent)

;; these must start with a "/", and must exist
;; (i.e.. /home/user/Maildir/sent must exist)
;; you use e.g. 'mu mkdir' to make the Maildirs if they don't
;; already exist

;; below are the defaults; if they do not exist yet, mu4e offers to
;; create them. they can also functions; see their docstrings.
;; (setq mu4e-sent-folder   "/sent")
;; (setq mu4e-drafts-folder "/drafts")
;; (setq mu4e-trash-folder  "/trash")

;; smtp mail setting; these are the same that `gnus' uses.
   message-send-mail-function   'smtpmail-send-it
   smtpmail-default-smtp-server "smtp.example.com"
   smtpmail-smtp-server         "smtp.example.com"
   smtpmail-local-domain        "example.com")