Configuring mailx’s .mailrc with Gmail

Here’s how I added gmail to .mailrc for the BSD program mailx, provided by the s-nail package in arch.

account gmail {
  set folder=imaps://example@gmail.com@imap.gmail.com
  set password-example@gmail.com@imap.gmail.com="PASS"
  set smtp-use-starttls
  set smtp=smtp://smtp.gmail.com:587
  set smtp-auth=login
  set smtp-auth-user=example@gmail.com
  set smtp-auth-password="PASS"
  set from="John Smith <example@gmail.com>"
}

Replace PASS with your actual password, and example@gmail.com with your actual email. Read the documentation if you want to avoid plaintext passwords.

You can send mail with ‘mail -A gmail <params>’. If you have only one account, remove the first and last line and use ‘mail <params>’

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