aerc implements the maildir format.
Maildir accounts currently are not supported with the :new-account command and must be added manually to the accounts.conf file (see aerc-accounts(5)).
The following maildir-specific options are available:
check-mail-cmd = <command>
Command to run in conjunction with check-mail option.
check-mail-cmd = mbsync -a
check-mail-timeout = <duration>
Timeout for the check-mail-cmd. The command will be stopped if it does not complete in this interval and an error will be displayed. Increase from the default if repeated errors occur
source = maildir|maildirpp://<path>
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
If your maildir is using the Maildir++ directory layout, you can use the maildirpp:// scheme instead:
source = maildirpp:///home/me/mail
source = maildirpp://~/mail
aerc(1) aerc-accounts(5) aerc-smtp(5) aerc-notmuch(5)
Originally created by Drew DeVault <email@example.com> and maintained by Robin Jarry <firstname.lastname@example.org> who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about aerc development, see https://sr.ht/~rjarry/aerc/.
aerc(1), aerc-accounts(5), aerc-config(5), aerc-notmuch(5).