popuseimapflags does not use IMAP seen state

Kenneth Marshall ktm at rice.edu
Mon Nov 8 13:27:41 EST 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 12:21:34PM -0500, Joseph Brennan wrote:
> Kenneth Marshall <ktm at rice.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just posted this bug to the Cyrus Bugzilla system:
> >
> > Bug 3329 - popuseimapflags does not pass IMAP seen -> POP3 seen
> >
> > and I thought I would see if anyone else in the community had
> > run into this issue. Or is there a rationale behind not using
> > the IMAP seen information in the POP3 message pull?
> There is no seen state in POP3, as far as I know.
> Popuseimapflags says, if the message was RETRieved by a pop client,
> set the IMAP flag to Seen.  It's kind of bogus since the pop server
> cannot mark which messages were really seen.  With POP3, reading
> messages is a local action on the end user's computer.  All POP3
> does essentially is download and delete.
> Joseph Brennan
> Columbia University Information Technology

Thank you. I had forgotten that bit of the RFC and made the
rash assumption from the code that that information was available
from the server. I will close the bug report.


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