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mbox to maildir - marking all emails READ ?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by eva2000, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Well-Known Member

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    I plan to finally move from mbox to maildir format but read that all emails on server are marked unread and will be redownloaded ?

    But is there away to after the conversion to mark all emails on all accounts' email as READ so to prevent redownloading ?

    thanks

    George
     
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    IIRC, that's entirely down to your email client and the way it keeps track of email which you have left on the server. If you're using POP3 then from the POP3 servers standpoint, there's no such thing as read or unread email, the protocol doesn't provide for it and it's basically a hack by email clients. If you want to leave email on the server you are better off using IMAP as that's what it was designed for.
     
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