Originally Posted by anthonyb
Well I decided to go for w3m. When I ran it I got "can't find termcap entry linux" so I had to install termcap too which fixed it. Trying it with -M option to set monochrome, but maybe I'll have to fiddle with color settings too. Speaking of which, I can't see which is the active message in mutt using the color settings above.
Add this to your .muttrc file. It will give you a nice "->" cursor that replaces the highlight bar for selecting the email to view in the list.