Re: Switching mailboxes for next unread message

Hi Ildar!

On 08/03/2010 12:43:18 AM Tue, Ildar Mulyukov wrote:
On 03.08.2010 00:13:09, Jack wrote:
sometimes it goes to the last read message, sometimes to the first unread, and sometimes I'm not sure how it picked the message.  I have a mix of mbox and maildir, and I haven't noticed anything based on which type it is, but I haven't really paid much attention to that.

this is the behavior of maildir boxes. With maildir "the 1st uread message" is generally irrelevant to the date it was put in the box. It is more relevant to the name of the file in which the message is stored (which is also irrelevant to times).

It's a little complicated!  If the mailbox is currently open, Balsa switches to it and is then supposed to show the next unread message, starting at the currently shown message (or the first message, if no message is currently showing) and searching forward in the order that the messages are displayed in the message list--for example, by message date.  If the current ordering is anything but 'message number', the fact that message numbering in a maildir is kinda random shouldn't be an issue.

Of course, that's what Balsa is /supposed/ to do...

If the mailbox is not currently open, Balsa opens it and shows the 'first unread' message, which is noted during opening.  I believe it's first in 'message number' ordering, so it could be random in a maildir.  But, as I understand it, the issues are in already open mailboxes.

The mbox is First in-first out, so "the 1st uread message" is mostly the 1st that was put in the box.




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