In gmail, go click the gear icon, go to
Settings, go to the tab
Forwarding POP/IMAP, and click the
Configuration instructions link in
IMAP Access row.
I want to enable IMAP. At the bottom of the page, under the paragraph about configuring your mail client, select
Other. Note the mail server information and use that information for further settings as shown in the next section.
Before proceeding further visit https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps and check
Turn on radio button.
yum install mutt
sudo apt-get install mutt
mkdir -p ~/.mutt/cache/headers
Create mutt configuration file
Add following configurations
set imap_user = '
set imap_pass = 'PASSWORD'
set realname='Your Name'
set folder = imaps://imap.gmail.com/
set spoolfile = imaps://imap.gmail.com/INBOX
set header_cache = "~/.mutt/cache/headers"
set message_cachedir = "~/.mutt/cache/bodies"
set certificate_file = "~/.mutt/certificates"
set smtp_url = 'smtps://
set move = no
set imap_keepalive = 900
Make appropriate changes, like
change_this_user_name to your gmail user name and
PASSWORD to your gmail password. And save the file.
Now you are ready to send, receive and read email using email client Mutt by simply typing
For the first time it will prompt to accept SSL certificates; press
a to always accept these certificates.
Now you will be presented with your Gmail inbox.