Mutt Basic Issues-Multiple Fetches(Repeats)

Gavin Costello gavcos at
Tue Sep 11 14:27:40 UTC 2007

On 11-09-2007 09.11, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks to the list, have made some progress in setting up Mutt using 
> Fetchyahoo and Postfix's sendmail(I think).  Besides not successfully 
> being able to send mail yet, I have this annoying problem with 
> downloading multiple copies of mail that is not even on the Yahoo mail 
> server(seems impossible, doesn't it). I have deleted all this repeat 
> mail, everything on Mutt, most all on Yahoo web mail via firefox except 
> what wanting to keep and same on thunderbird, but the repeat mail keeps 
> coming back on Mutt.  I talking some 20Meg to 50Meg of mail that shows 
> up in Mutt, but not on Thunderbird or the Yahoo web mail site using 
> firefox. There are some 10 to 50 repeats of the same mail item that 
> shows up in Mutt.
> Would appreciate if someone could tell me just what entry in Muttrc, 
> fetchyahoo or postfix config files is causing this issue so I can fix it.
> I've set up Mutt to download all web mail folders which may be causative 
> since the trash folder would contain the deleted files but I can't 
> figure out why the multiple copies. Thunderbird is also set up with some 
> but not all of the web mail folders. And in one or more of the conf 
> files was set to download inbox, sent, bulk, trash, other folders.
> I don't mind the additional folder being download(and know how to fix) 
> but the repeat mail is driving me crazy.
> I also get random, spontaneous messages on the konsole window that 
> opened and closed mutt on which seems like some message output related 
> to web mail. The output is volumous and not included: however one small 
> part appears to be a scheduled fetchyahoo checking for mail and swows a 
> message list downloaded.
> Can someone please give me a clue as to what configuration file and line 
> entry is causing all this.  Googling for "duplicate, repeat and multiple 
> copies of email in mutt gave nothing and forums search also yielded 
> nothing related.
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Hi Leonard,

What is the value of no-delete in your .fetchyahoorc?

It should be 0 to delete read mails from the server.


Gavin Costello
gavcos at
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