The compose menu is the menu you see before you send a message. It allows you to edit the recipient list, the subject, and other aspects of your message. It also contains a list of the attachments of your message, including the main body. From this menu, you can print, copy, filter, pipe, edit, compose, review, and rename an attachment or a list of tagged attachments. You can also modifying the attachment information, notably the type, encoding and description.
Attachments appear as follows:
- 1 [text/plain, 7bit, 1K] /tmp/mutt-euler-8082-0 <no description> 2 [applica/x-gunzip, base64, 422K] ~/src/mutt-0.85.tar.gz <no description>
The '-' denotes that Mutt will delete the file after sending (or
postponing, or cancelling) the message. It can be toggled with the
toggle-unlink command (default: u). The next field is the MIME
content-type, and can be changed with the
(default: ˆT). The next field is the encoding for the attachment,
which allows a binary message to be encoded for transmission on 7bit
links. It can be changed with the
(default: ˆE). The next field is the size of the attachment,
rounded to kilobytes or megabytes. The next field is the filename,
which can be changed with the
rename-file command (default: R).
The final field is the description of the attachment, and can be
changed with the
edit-description command (default: d).