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A quality assurance developer with a two decades of experience and strong interests in FreeBSD, FreeNAS, Jenkins, and automation.


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Aug
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revised What is the difference between Unix, Linux, BSD and GNU?
Fixed broken URL in link.
Aug
22
suggested suggested edit on What is the difference between Unix, Linux, BSD and GNU?
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answered How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
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Mar
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comment How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
Indeed. And I'd like to use that flag if possible, so I can keep track of messages that I've read. The problem being that I can't do that any more because fetchmail marks all my messages as read. So what I'd love to be able to do is have fetchmail 'read' my mail without marking messages as read. Take for example, my phone and my desktop e-mail clients. They both 'read' my messages, and can indeed apply mail rules, but neither of them marks messages as read until I've viewed them.
Mar
7
comment How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
By keeping track of the message id on the server, the same as an e-mail client would do. For example I would hope that fetchmail would know that it last downloaded message id 394, so if the next time it finds up to message 400, it should download messages 395-400, regardless of their 'unread' flag status. Downloading new messages based only upon the status of the 'unread' flag would be disappointingly simplistic for a tool with such a reputation as fetchmail.
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awarded  Editor
Mar
7
revised How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
Added more detail about what I need to do, and the process I'm using.
Mar
7
comment How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
No, the keep flag is to prevent fetchmail from deleting the message from the server once it has been downloaded. Indeed, I am using the keep flag, as I want to keep the messages on the server. I'd just like to find a way to keep the "New message" flag too.
Mar
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asked How to stop Fetchmail marking messages as read
Jan
25
comment How can I make mutt show Date field of mail on the index screen?
Note that if you used %d (sender's timezone) or %D (your timezone) in index_format, don't enclose it in the curly brackets. For example, if in .muttrc, you have set date_format="%d %b %R", you need to use set index_format="%4C %Z %D %-15.15L (%4l) %s" rather than "%4C %Z %{%D} %-15.15L (%4l) %s". Otherwise you'll get the strftime interpretation of %d or %D. As the man page for strftime says: "Yecch." (-:
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