[Tickets #8306] Re: Marking as unread missing

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Thu May 28 15:22:24 UTC 2009


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/8306
  Ticket             | 8306
  Updated By         | Michael Slusarz <slusarz at horde.org>
  Summary            | Marking as unread missing
  Queue              | IMP
  Version            | Git master
  Type               | Bug
  State              | Feedback
  Priority           | 1. Low
  Milestone          |
  Patch              |
  Owners             | Michael Slusarz

Michael Slusarz <slusarz at horde.org> (2009-05-28 11:22) wrote:

> Turns out that this was due to the msgflags_hidesys preference being
> turned on by default and no way to turn it off for the user. I
> changed both, but I wonder why we need this setting at all. I doesn't
> make much sense to me.

Turns out that the main issue is that the seen flag should have been  
of type 'imapu', not 'imap'.

Agreed that a separate msgflags_hidesys pref is not needed - this can  
be handled entirely via the 'imap' vs. 'imapu' type field in the  
msgflags pref.  I've made this change.  However, the theory behind the  
pref is still sound - not all system flags should be user-settable (by  
default).  For example, the forwarded, draft, and answered flag should  
really never be set by the user.  These flags indicate specific things  
at the IMAP level and messing with them is arguably breaking RFCs.   
Thus the need to not show these flags in the Mark Messages dropdown.   
Theoretically, the deleted flag should be on this list also since it  
should be set exclusively via Delete/Undelete actions.  However, since  
we allow switching between Trash and non-Trash mode, it is sometimes  
necessary to remove unwanted deleted flags.  And even though unseen  
also should not be theoretically settable, it is the single most  
important flag in terms of message highlighting that it is ok to allow  
being set.

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