[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#495423: Bug#495423: xfce4-mailwatch-plugin: Please add an option so that mailwatch does not change status of mails

Stephan Windmüller stovocor at web.de
Sun Aug 17 10:37:17 UTC 2008

On Sun, 17. Aug 2008, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:

> I don't get it. You're saying that, with an IMAP configured in mailwatch
> plugin, each time the plugin check the mails it only sees the new ones
> since the last time it checked? Because I sure cant reproduce.

No, this would be a bug, not a feature. ;)

Let me explain: As I understand IMAP, a mail can have one of three
states: "New", "unread" and "read".

1. When it arrives in my mailbox it is "new".
2. After I look into the folder with a mail client it is "unread".
3. When I read the mail, it is "read".

When the mailwatch plugin looks for new mail, it changes the state from
"new" to "unread". From my point of view it should not do this because I
want my "real" mail client to show me the mails still as "new" until I
open the folder to look at the subjects.

I hope that my wish is clear now. :)

- Stephan
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