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Re: Mutt mailbox corruption during delete

It turns out that one of my mount points was set as textmode (which
the mutt Cygwin documentation warns against).  That was the source
of the problem.  My fault.  At least the mailing list archive now
contains an example of what happens if you use mutt under textmode.

FWIW, mutt on Cygwin would be worth using even if I couldn't use the
mailboxes (but Windows wouldn't be worth using if I couldn't use

Bob Heckel

>After I delete a message, the mailbox file ends up re-written with
>partial 'From' lines at the start of many, but not all, of the
>messages.  I think this alters mutt's recalculation of
>'Content-Length:' on that message by including the partial 'From'
>line.  The error cascades on the rest of the messages in the
>Same problem occurs regardless of Unix or DOS formatted mailboxes.
>My mounts are binmode. Here's my uname -a output: 
>CYGWIN_NT-5.0 THEBOX 1.3.2(0.39/3/2) 2001-05-20 23:28 i686 unknown
>Sample mailbox:
>  ...snip
>  Fro
>  From bheckel@foob
>  From Sat Jul 21 22:04:18 2001
>  Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 22:04:18 -0400
>  From: Bob Heckel <>
>  To:
>  ...snip

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