[Tickets #12570] Re: Unseen message marked seen when returning to folder

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Thu Aug 15 18:54:08 UTC 2013


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/12570
  Ticket             | 12570
  Updated By         | Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org>
  Summary            | Unseen message marked seen when returning to folder
  Queue              | IMP
  Version            | Git master
  Type               | Enhancement
  State              | Feedback
  Priority           | 1. Low
  Milestone          |
  Patch              |
  Owners             | Michael Slusarz

Jan Schneider <jan at horde.org> (2013-08-15 20:54) wrote:

>> I agree that the least surprising behavior is a good guiding
>> principal. That's exactly why I suggested this change. What might be
>> a user's most probable intention when marking a message as unseen?
>> Having it unseen. Having to unselect the message or doing some other
>> actions to keep this explicit decision, just because the client has
>> some side-effects while implementing the mailbox-state-restore is not
>> very intuitive OTOH.
> But I still disagree because it is not consistent.  EVERY other time  
> a message is selected it remains selected when returning to the  
> mailbox.  We can't make this a special case based on the presence of  
> a single flag.
> I would think the correct behavior would instead be to unselect the  
> message immediately when removing the seen flag.  Flagging messages  
> MAY cause other actions to occur (e.g. flagging as deleted may move  
> the message to the Trash mailbox), so this is more acceptable  
> behavior.

That's exactly what I suggested in the original post.

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