[MlMt] Mailbox count = Recent doesn't match server's \Recent count
mailmate at randy.pensive.org
Mon Jan 14 19:52:23 EST 2019
On 14 Jan 2019, at 16:04, Bill Cole wrote:
> MailMate's display of recent *necessarily doesn't match* what your
> IMAP server reports (to another session) as recent.
> What MM reports as the \Recent count for a mailbox and what you see as
> the \Recent count on a subsequent manual session can never match
> (except by random chance) if the server implements \Recent correctly.
> This is why \Recent is useless. Once a session has seen a message as
> having \Recent set,
It could easily be an issue with my IMAP server or a bug in MailMate.
My IMAP server always reports 0 RECENT to me when I manually telnet in
an select, but MailMate consistently reports a high count. Perhaps
MailMate noted the RECENT count when it first synched and then keeps
displaying the same count forever. In playing with it, I can get it to
show a count of 0 by selecting all messages and marking them as seen.
But regardless of which software is not handling \Recent correctly, it
is a useless value to display for the mailbox count.
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