[maemo-users] modest does not update newmail in imap folder

From: Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com
Date: Mon Aug 18 15:37:25 EEST 2008
Hi Luca, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org 
> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext Luca Olivetti

> > Note that Modest won't recurse into IMAP subdirectories to check for
> > new mails;
> > this is for efficiency reasons.
> Status can be used to just update the message count and it's quite
> efficient (at least with cyrus as a server). IIRC thunderbird uses it
> to quickly update the folder tree view.
> OTOH claws just recurses the subfolders (downloading headers while
> checking) and it is dog slow, to the point that I disabled the feature
> and I just select the folders when I want to check for new mail.

Ah, good point; we use tinymail, and I think the unread count is a
of the headers/messages that are actually on the device, not of the 
output of STATUS. For technical reasons, it seems easier to keep those
in sync. Might be a nice future enhancement to support STATUS as well.

> > 
> > Usually, new mail will finds its way to the INBOX, so that shouldn't
> > be a problem 
> > in most cases. 
> It is if you filter server side.


Best wishes,

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