[Alpine-info] Re: no message status updates from gmail
chappa at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 4 21:16:05 PDT 2010
On Wed, 4 Aug 2010, Tim K. (Gmane) wrote:
:) Do you mean not get email notifications at all, even if the folder is
:) the currently open folder in Alpine?
No, I am sorry. I probably misspoke.
What I mean is that there is a system that checks for new mail in incoming
folders, regardless of if they are open or closed. This system never
notifies of new mail in Gmail when Gmail is closed (but it does, as it
should, when the folder is open).
I have never tried to understand why this happens. My hunch is that it is
because I have the system check for recent messages as opposed to unseen
messages (the gmail imap server does not have a concept of recent messags,
only seen vs. unseen).
I hope I am not confusing more every time.
Oh, by the way, I tried changing the seen/unseen flag over an idle
connection, and noticed no change. I have another idea up to what it could
be, but it requires coding, which I need to try first....
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