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Re: [Alex] Proper external mail status

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If you look at messages in an mbox there is a header "Status:". Before the message has been read/downloaded by your e-mail client it will say "Status: New" (I think). That header line changes to "Status: RO" after you read/download it, and a new header "x-Status" is added to that message in the mbox. Not sure what the x-Status header is for as I have never seen it have a value.

For example one of my messages might look like this (in part):
Quote:
Subject: MTNs are finished
To: mcoyne@seaturtle.org
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="part1_64.26a0d1c3.2ad45250_boundary"
X-Mailer: AOL 6.0 for Windows US sub 10578
Status: RO

This is how my Eudora at home knows to mark messages as read that I have previously downloaded with Eudora at work. Apple's new Mail.app, and Outlook Express also behave this way. I haven't used any other mail clients so not sure if they all do it.

You don't need to be able to manipulate the header to do what I am talking about, you just need to be able to retrieve the value to see if the message has been previously accessed.
Michael Coyne
seaturtle.org
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Thread Proper external mail status mcoyne 2673 Oct 8, 2002, 11:09 AM
Thread Re: [mcoyne] Proper external mail status
Alex 2629 Oct 8, 2002, 1:06 PM
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mcoyne 2636 Oct 8, 2002, 1:27 PM
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mcoyne 2537 Nov 6, 2002, 7:31 AM
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Alex 2535 Nov 6, 2002, 10:37 AM