read/unread flag per message instead of per user?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Mon Nov 17 08:41:56 EST 2003

On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Christian Beilstein wrote:

> Is it possible to set the read/unread flag per message (global)? We've got
> some shared mailboxes (for some kind of workflow) where the other users
> should see whether the owner has read (or e.g. answered) an email or not.
> Is it possible to change the default behavior of cyrus (in my case cyrus
> 2.0.16, running on SuSE Linux 8.0) by configuration file or do I have to
> change the source? If yes; how difficult would that be?

Not easily, but you have a few options here.  If what matters is the
*answered* state, then you can just used the answered flag, which *is*

Otherwise, you can use a user flag, which are also shared.  Only the seen
state isn't shared.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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