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Old 02-09-2017, 12:10 AM   #1
lucmove
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Mutt - messages have disappeared


I spent a few weeks not using mutt. Then I decided to use it again and... all the messages have disappeared from the Inbox folder. They are still there, I can see them with Claws-mail. I can also browse the contents of any other folder in Mutt, just like I used to. Only the Inbox folder is reported as empty when it shouldn't be.

What could be causing this?
 
Old 02-09-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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No answers, but a few diagnostic questions come to mind.

Are you using an mbox or Maildir format?

Can you see the message files/directories in your file manager or from the command line with ls?

Have you verified that your .muttrc file points to the correct mail store?
 
Old 02-09-2017, 03:48 PM   #3
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"Are you using an mbox or Maildir format?"
I believe it's MH, because Claws does not support Maildir, and I dislike mbox. All folders, including Inbox, have an .mh_sequences file.

"Can you see the message files/directories in your file manager or from the command line with ls?"
Yes, I can. Each message has its own file. It's probably MH.

"Have you verified that your .muttrc file points to the correct mail store?"
set folder="$HOME/Mail"
I'm sure I haven't changed either the .muttrc file or the ~/Mail location, so I believe it's correct. Otherwise, why would Mutt find all other folders and not Inbox? For example,

folder-hook grps 'set spoolfile="$HOME/Mail/grps"'

That folder works. Other folders, without hooks, also work. Only ~/Mail/inbox is not working.

Last edited by lucmove; 02-09-2017 at 03:51 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2017, 08:42 PM   #4
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I don't have a clue as to what the problem may be. I am not using Mutt at the moment, but I used it for the better part of three years. In case it might help, I'm posting the relevant section from my own .muttrc:

Code:
set mbox_type=Maildir
set spoolfile=~/Maildir/
set folder=~/Maildir/
set record="$HOME/Maildir/sent/"        #sent mail is saved here
set delete=yes                          #delete without prompting
set include=yes				#quote msg in reply	
set fast_reply=yes			#no prompting on reply
set beep=no				#no noise
set markers=no				#no + on wrapped lines
set confirmappend=no			#no prompt for save to =keep           
set to_chars=" +TCF"                    #no L for mail_list

set postponed=$Home/Maildir/postponed/ 
# default inbox (can add more in ~/.muttrc) 
(snip list of individual mailboxes that were populated via procmail)
I wish I could help more.
 
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