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Use pine to read Mail.app mail
Authored by: tinker on May 31, '04 01:02:36AM
I ran into the same issue -- whole mailboxes marked unread -- when I tried to use rsync to syncronize mailboxes btw. desktop and laptop. It turned out that the timestamps were the issue: if you alter MessageSorting.plist (or maybe MessageSorting.plist.backup, or both, I don't remember which) while Mail.app isn't running and then fire it up, all hell breaks loose. Run rsync with those excluded, and the problem disappears.

As to having Pine's sent mail show up in Mail's sent-mail folder, why not bcc: yourself and then set one of Mail.app's rules to be "mail from me gets marked read and sorted into SENT"? It's inelegant, and occasionally you might forget and send yourself something and wonder why it isn't showing up in the inbox, but it works.

What I want to know is this: If you read mail on Pine while Mail.app is running, and then you delete a message (but don't expunge it), what happens to it when you return to Mail.app? Is it deleted, or is it still sitting there? Is there some way to trash it without creating this marked-unread issue?

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