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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by puffin, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. puffin

    puffin Member

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    I searched in this forum and learned that /new is new mail and /cur is new mail that has been read.

    I'm assuming that /cur is mail that has been read through browser webmail (Horde or Squirrel), but not downloaded yet to the local mail application.

    Does that mean that all mail residing in both /new and /cur is downloaded when a user downloads mail using their mail application?

    And what is /tmp used for?
     
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    Depends on how thye have their email client setup, in outlook you can tell it to get the mail and leave a copy on the server which means it is read but not deleted.

    /tmp is for "Temporary" which writes temp files for processing file locking etc...
     
  3. puffin

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    Thanks, I understand that the mail app can direct the server to leave a copy of messages on the server, but is the mail that resides in /cur just copies of messages that have already been downloaded to the mail app, or is it mail that has been read through a browser and not yet downloaded to the mail app, or both?

    The reason I'm asking is that I sometimes see messages in both /cur and /new, yet I haven't viewed this mail in a browser, nor have I directed my mail app to leave mail on the server. Thus, I'm unsure how it ends up in /cur.

    But my main concern is: Do messages in /cur download to my mail app when I check my mail, or are only messages in /new delivered?
     
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