junk in remote mutt

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Mar 17 22:03:58 UTC 2008

I'm not sure that's a very good title for this email, but it's what I've

Since configuring my environment to use UTF-8, I've had a problem while
checking email on a server.  I log into the server via SSH, then enter
the `mutt` command.  As I page through the inbox, open and close emails,
et cetera, I get a bunch of junk on the screen -- characters from the
previous screen appearing on the current screen.  I have to use Ctrl + L
to clear it up and return the appearance of the screen to the way it's
supposed to look.

What can I do to eliminate this problem?  I don't want to have to force a
screen redraw every time I switch between views, scroll down a page in
mutt, and so on.  I also don't want to go back to a character set limited
to plain ol' ASCII (there's a reason I use rxvt-unicode instead of rxvt).

CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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