[Alpine-info] Feature Request: folders with new emails
mbmiller at taxa.epi.umn.edu
Fri Jun 20 10:53:37 PDT 2008
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Burton Windle wrote:
> Hello. Long time Pine user, new Alpine user.
> I am on quite a few mailing lists, and have many procmail rules doing
> various filtering of emails into different folders. It would be very
> cool if Alpine could show (on the 'Folder List' screen) which folders
> have new email in them; as it is now, I just visit each one (one at a
I use tab to go to the next non-empty folder. Are you doing that? It's
much much easier than checking all of them by hand.
> I believe Alpine could keep in memory (or even in its config file, so it
> would persist after closing) the last time each folder was opened, and
> compare it to the last time the file was modified, and if the two
> differ, make it bold/show new message counter/etc. My method might not
> be 100% accurate, but I'm sure someone can think of "the right way" to
> do this.
I like the idea of using bold to see which contain new messages, but there
is some overhead with that -- whenever you do a "folder list" of "Incoming
Message Folders," Alpine will have to check each folder for new messages
before displaying the list.
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