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I got an error when sending email with mutt , some "red" text shows at the bottom of terminal , how should I view the full error message ? Is there a shortcut / macro that I could use / define ?

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In command line:
exec error-history

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Use good old tee. For example:

mutt 2>&1 | tee /tmp/mutt.log

Then examine /tmp/mutt.log

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    Wouldn't that perhaps enable scroll-back access to the status line text, but not the full bounce error if that wasn't already shown in the status bar?
    – user
    Jan 10 '13 at 21:51
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Neomutt has function show-log-message which is bound by default to M. Unfortunately mutt doesn't have it.

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