Subject lines in mutt

Declan. Moriarty declan.moriarty at
Tue Mar 25 06:24:47 PST 2003

On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 01:30:53PM +0100, Stefan Krah enlightened us thusly
> * "Declan. Moriarty" <declan.moriarty at> wrote:
> > I am managing life with mutt somewhat better than I expected. What I
> > would like to do is find some way of making the subject line stand out,
> > as this is effectively hidden at the moment. This is a typical header
> > from an e-mail, and the position of the subject line differs in each
> > mail. I currently see the likes of this as all the same unhighlighted
> > mono mess. When I have it in vim, it's a mass of colour, with the
> > subject in it's own shade (purple).
> [cut headers]
> > 
> > How do I civilise the pager to show things prettily?
> I don't want to see all headers, so I have this in my .muttrc:
> ignore *
> unignore date from to subject reply-to
> You can assign colours to headers as well:
> color header     red            default  "^(from):"
> color header     cyan           default  "^(subject):"
> Stefan Krah

Very Nice, Stefan! What's the 'default'? Is there a highlight option?

The yellow on my screen is extremely sad.


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.
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