aerc-maildir(5) File Formats Manual aerc-maildir(5)

aerc-maildir - maildir configuration for aerc(1)

aerc implements the maildir format.

Maildir accounts currently are not supported with the :new-account command and must be added manually to the aerc-config(5) file.

The following maildir-specific options are available:



The source indicates the path to the directory containing your maildirs rather than one maildir specifically.

The path portion of the URL following maildir:// must be either an absolute path prefixed by / or a path relative to your home directory prefixed with ~. For example:

source = maildir:///home/me/mail

source = maildir://~/mail

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