Sieve issue marking messages "Read"

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah at
Mon Nov 3 20:12:39 EST 2003

--On Monday, November 03, 2003 8:01 PM -0500 Ken Murchison <ken at> 

> Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
>> Hello,
>> The mail server I use here at Stanford was recently upgraded to include
>> timsieved.  It is running without any local modifications.  I'm now
>> doing testing of its functionality, and I've noticed that for a few of
>> my mailboxes, the messages are marked "read" after being stored into
>> their folder.  Is this a known issue?  Is there something I need to do
>> to prevent this from happening?
> The fileinto does not alter the messages flags at all.  You *can* do this
> with the imapflags extension, but by default a fileinto essentially
> behaves as if the message was delivered directly.  This is probably
> another client that is changing the flags.
>> My rules all take the form of:
>> if anyof (address :contains "To" "directory-team at lists", address
>> :contains "CC" "directory-team at lists") {
>>     fileinto "";
>>     discard;
>        ^^^^^^^
> This discard is completely unnecessary.  The fileinto cancels the
> implicit keep.  The discard is doing nothing.
>>     stop;
>> }


Thanks, I'll see if dropping the discard makes any difference.  I'll see if 
changing clients has any effect on the read/not read status of the message 
in the folder as well.  Perhaps it is a Mulberry issue.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
Principal Software Developer
ITSS/TSS/Computing Systems
ITSS/TSS/Infrastructure Operations
Stanford University
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