[Pine-info] news is new when unread
mrc at Washington.EDU
Wed Jan 30 11:23:40 PST 2008
There is only one permanent status bit for news: the data that is recorded
in the .newsrc file. Pine and Alpine implement this bit as "deleted"
If you want to review deleted news postings, use the & (Unexclude) command
to make them become visible again. The postings aren't really deleted,
they simply become invisible to subsequent sessions.
On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, Josef Dalcolmo wrote:
> well, news is no longer any news when read, however Alpine currently forgets
> the "read" status as soon as the news folder is closed. The same behaviour
> makes it a bit difficult to work with POP3 folders as well, but can be worked
> around by using a maildrop. But for news reading this is really not a very
> useful behaviour.
> Deleting each read message is in my eyes not a good solution either, because
> I don't want older messages to disappear - it is often useful to go back and
> read something again. Is there a workaround?
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