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Re: Kmail message storage folders

On Sonntag, 15. April 2018 14:07:24 CEST cr wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 02:36:07PM -0300, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
> > El 14 abr. 2018, a la(s) 11:01, cr <cr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> escribió:
> > > One possible snag I can see is that kmail has created, in each folder
> > > such as 'cars', subfolders called 'cur', 'new' and 'tmp'. Typically
> > > 'tmp' is empty but both 'cur' and 'new' are full of messages. How does
> > > kmail (or akonadi?) assign messages to 'cur' or 'new'? If it
> > > arbitrarily shifts messages from one to the other then my copying idea
> > > will likely result in numerous duplicate messages.
> > > 
> > > I've tried the Kmail documentation but it doesn't seem to throw any
> > > light on this.>
> > 
> > It's the standard Maildir format. 'new' has unread messages, 'cur' has
> > read messages. They will be moved between folders when you mark
> messages
> > as read or unread.
> Thanks for that.   It's useful to know how it should work.
> (Inspection shows that I have many more files in some 'new' subdirectories
> than Kmail shows as 'unread'.   Evidently akonadi is failing to notice them,
> for some reason.   I need to investigate that.)

The read/unread status is actually part of the filename.
I.e. a "read" message's filename contains an "S" (for Seen).

The new/cur is something else if I remember correctly.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring

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