*** Nancy McGough (nm-this-address-is-va...
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NM> After I updated my Pine speed tips to include the tip about rules and
NM> "recent" messages, I started thinking about "recent" messages and have
NM> some a terminology question. Here's how I think this works: The
NM> messages in a mailbox are partitioned like this:
NM> * Every message is either Seen or Unseen where "Seen" means that the
NM> message has been opened and viewed.
NM> * Every message is either Recent or Not Recent where "Recent" means
NM> that the message was added to the mailbox since the last time you
NM> opened the mailbox.
NM> * Every message is in one of the following 4 categories
NM> (A) Seen and Not Recent
NM> (B) Seen and Recent
NM> (C) Unseen and Recent
NM> (D) Unseen and Not Recent
NM> The interesting category is (B) Seen and Recent. If a mailbox is
NM> closed, then these are messages that were viewed in another box and
NM> then moved to this box. If a mailbox is open, this type of message
NM> is Recent and EITHER was opened in & moved from another box, OR the
NM> message was viewed during this mailbox session.
NM> My Question: Am I correct that this is the way that messages in a
NM> mailbox are partitioned?
You posted a similar message in the Pine-Info list here:
and I already answered it here:
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