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Re: Kmail message storage folders




On Sunday, 15 April 2018 2:48:48 PM NZST Kevin Krammer wrote:

> 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.

>

> Cheers,

> Kevin

 

Ah, now that appears to be consistent with what I can see. My 'Ford' folder in kmail showed just 3 unread messages and just 3 of the files didn't have 'S' at the end of their filename. I just marked them as 'read' in Kmail and all the files now are suffixed 'S'.

 

Ford/'cur' and 'new' between them contain 119 files and Kmail is showing... 119 messages! So all present and correct. That's a relief. Thanks

 

Cheers

 

Chris