Running gnome under Ubuntu Lucid
$ env | grep TERM TERM=xterm COLORTERM=gnome-terminal
I had to edit both my .muttrc and my vim colorscheme to change the background color from
none in order to get a proper black background (or, more accurately, to retain the terminal's default black background). Setting it to
black resulted in a dark grey background. This only happens with gnome-terminal; konsole, xterm and rxvt are fine.