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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

See Also

aerc(1) aerc-config(5) aerc-smtp(5) aerc-notmuch(5)


Originally created by Drew DeVault <> and maintained by by Robin Jarry <> who is assisted by other open source contributors. For more information about aerc development, see

Referenced By

aerc(1), aerc-config(5), aerc-notmuch(5).