Seen database sync not happening between processes

David Carter dpc22 at
Wed Jan 26 04:02:16 EST 2005

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Alec H. Peterson wrote:

> Anyway, my question is this:  Is there anything that can be done to 
> reliably propagate seen state changes across persistent IMAP sessions 
> open against the same mailbox?

Here's a patch that I suspect will do what you are looking for (its 
against 2.1.16, but something similar should work against 2.2.10):

The 2.3 CVS stream has acquired a "flushseenstate" option for imapd which 
appears to be a slightly different implementation of the same idea.

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