Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2 , \recent and search new

"Bron Gondwana" <brong@fastmailteam.com> Tue, 29 October 2019 02:53 UTC

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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:53:24 +1100
From: "Bron Gondwana" <brong@fastmailteam.com>
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Subject: Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2 , \recent and search new
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On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, at 07:54, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
> On Monday 28 October 2019 21:33:57 CET, Brandon Long wrote:
> > Using UNSEEN seems like a different type of lie, it is closer 
> > to what \Recent means... but since they both existed, one would 
> > think the difference between them may be what people consider 
> > useful.
> 
> I suggested (optionally) aliasing it to UNSEEN since it seemed to me that 
> any client that issues SEARCH NEW would want the search resunt to sometimes 
> be nonempty.

I think I'd prefer for it to just return the empty set, easy to implement and won't confuse anything.

UNSEEN can have messages appear and disappear from the set, whereas a message can never go from un\Recent to \Recent.

Bron.

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