Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Sep 1 19:08:42 UTC 2007

On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 11:57:09AM -0700, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> Well, the errors occur at the bottom of the mutt gui
> and I suspect it it just an artifact of the gui.  It
> does not have the leading /.  Also, I don't have a
> muttrc or .muttrc file according to locate command. I
> did find in /etc a Muttrc file which I probably copied
> from the /usr/share/doc*mutt*/examples docs, or
> whatever the path was and renamed it to muttrc. Read
> it twice and found no referenc to path
> /var/spool/mail/lchata. Other than the copy to /etc,
> I've never configured mutt and there was no default
> muttrc in the original install of mutt.
> dpkg-reconifgure mutt also takes a long time to run
> and has no output to select options.  Suspect it's a
> bug in mutt or am I missing somethin?

/etc/Muttrc is *supposed* to have an upper-case "M" :-)

If you renamed it to lower-case, everything has gone and the poor mutt is confused !

By the way, mutts don't have bugs, they have fleas - see

man mutt



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