Receiving Vcard Meeting requests that have been generated in Microsoft exchange or MS outlook
arrives in to your Mutt inbox, as an illegible mess of text that is difficult to make heads or tails out of
To configure your mutt to play nicely with Vcard meeting requests do the following.
First install the following (If they are not already installed)
yum install perl
yum install perl-devel
yum install perl-Data-ICal
yum install perl-Text-Autoformat
or use apt-get install if your distribution is Debian based
Then edit your .muttrc and add in the following lines
This tells Mutt to display the text/calendar part in preference to the text/plain part.
color index black yellow "~b text/calendar"
this shows all meeting requests as black on yellow
change the colours to which ever you would prefer
The final step is to decode the vCalendar text into something that’s a bit more readable.
To do this we use the following perl script
click on the link then
you can copy and paste the text into your own local file
name the file vcal2text
and save it in /usr/local/bin
Give the script execute permissions
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/vcal2text
Start up Mutt and all Vcard meeting requests will be Legible