in the spirit of Xmas maybe this year ill finally get this working. so ive been trying to get mu4e working for me for a year or so switching between offline imap to mbsybc etc and always it the same old issue. i cant get mu4e to reliably get new messages to show up in my inbox view. this is what i expect to work. i open mu4e, i use j > i and i get my inbox header view. i know mbsync is working (i call it from within mu4e via

(setq mu4e-get-mail-command "/usr/bin/mbsync -a")

and i can see its indexing every X minutes ([mu4e] Found 500 matching messages)

the issue is i never get the inbox view to show (auto refresh) the headers and show me the new mail like in every other email application. i try to use g sometimes to refresh yet this is hit or miss. sometimes it does show the new mails after g and sometimes it dosent.

i can use `C-S-u' to start manually retrieving mail (this opens a buffer that shows the mu4e process working) and that usually fixes the issues and the new mail are presented in the header view.

I would appreciate any help to try and finally debug this. my mu4e config is here if this helps: https://paste.xinu.at/1JZv/

  • You gotta type (mu4e t) in your init file. I have no idea why. It just worked. – Cenderme Aug 13 '19 at 16:08

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