How to forward a lot of emails with Mutt

Today I had to forward 2200 emails from a mailbox to another address. I looked around a bit to find a way to automate this process but all I could find was how to forward new messages.

That’s easy, just put a .forward file in your home dir with the email where you want to forward and it works.

But to forward already received email, it’s a bit trickier.

I was already using Mutt and I know it is a very powerful tool so I looked a bit more into it.

In order to solve my problem I found the following:

You can Tag many messages with this command:


Then execute one command on all the message tagged with this:


It will then ask you the email address where to bounce all this emails.

Fill it in and off you go. It took 3 minutes to send the 2200 mails. Cool 🙂

Then you can easily delete all these files with this:


Modify the session timeout in phpmyadmin

Login and re-login and re-re-login in phpmyadmin is a huge pain.

Here is the way to extend sessions duration.

Open the file in /usr/share/phpmyadmin or in /etc/phpmyadmin

Add the following line:


And in php.ini, modify the following line:

session.gc_maxlifetime = 86400

Restart apache.

apache2ctl restart

You now have 24h sessions.