For switching accounts in mutt I user folder hooks through a macro like:

folder-hook 'google.com'  'source ~/.mutt/account.gmail.muttrc'
macro index <f2> '<sync-mailbox><enter-command>source \

After every switch my terminal displays not deleted characters in empty areas behind the mail topic and body text.

How can I clear my display after each account or folder switch?


I was looking for this answer but didn't find it; so I got the same answer. Adding <redraw-screen> at the end will do the trick.

macro index <f2> '<sync-mailbox><enter-command>source \
  • This sounds more like a workaround than a fix. It sounds like your TERM is broken/misconfigured... – jasonwryan Jun 15 '16 at 19:12
  • That might be the case. I use zsh with terminator and iTerm. – tasmo Jun 15 '16 at 19:16

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