Re: Kmail message storage folders
- Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:46:44 +1200
- From: cr <cr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Kmail message storage folders
On Monday, 16 April 2018 1:20:10 AM NZST cr wrote:
> On Sunday, 15 April 2018 2:48:48 PM NZST Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > 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
Umm, I've done some Googling.
Apparently, according to the Maildir specification, unread messages should be in 'new' and should be moved to 'cur' when they are "found by a cognizant maildir reading process" (whatever that means)
It should also attach suffixes such as 'S' for 'Seen' etc - which Kmail evidently does.
My conclusion is that, for my purposes, I don't need to worry about 'cur' or 'new', the files all show up as messages in the respective Kmail folder.