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Re: Mutt not finding messages in mbox format file

On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 02:10:19AM +0000, Lance Tagliapietra wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to get Mutt working on my 68K debian machine.
> I have put an mbox format file in /var/mail/username
> which the bsd mail program reads just fine.
> When I run Mutt, it reads the file, but it does not find
> any messages in it.  I know it reads the file, it does
> show the size of file on its window, and I've watched
> the disk activity when it was a larger mbox format file
> I was testing.  Also tested a small file, no difference.
never had a problem with mutt on m68k, even reading strange
maildirs and mboxes worked fine.

If the mbox is nonstandard, try feeding it through

formail -ds <orig-mbox > new_mbox
mutt -f new_mbox


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