slow startup

Derek Martin invalid at
Thu Dec 20 20:47:51 UTC 2018

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:05:30AM -0800, Kevin J. McCarthy wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 06:14:31PM +0900, Kenichi Asai wrote:
> >My guess is that mutt automatically checks some machine or network
> >configuration and wait 5 seconds for time out before starting.  Does
> >mutt do such things?  How can I learn about them?
> In 1.6.0, mutt was changed to determine the fully-qualified hostname
> at startup using gethostname() and getaddrinfo().  The delay could
> be if DNS isn't configured correctly.
> On Linux, a workaround is to add an entry to /etc/hosts:
>   myhost.mydomain  myhost
> I'm not sure how the equivalent is done on MacOS.

You can also just set the hostname config variable in your muttrc, and
then it should skip the DNS lookup.

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