Re: How to make Incoming Startup Rule work? (fwd)
Thomas Gramstad <thomas@...
2015-10-21 23:50:32 GMT
On Wed, 14 Oct 2015, Thomas Gramstad wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2015, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Oct 2015, Thomas Gramstad wrote:
>>> I have set up Incoming Startup Rule to first-recent in the
>>> config, but Alpine invariably starts at the end, as if the
>>> config said last instead of first-recent -- which it doesn't.
>>> How can I make the setting work? What else influences it?
>> Thomas, do you have that folder opened in another e-mail program?
> No -- not at the same time. I use Alpine both at work and on my
> home computer, and my home computer connects to the server and
> the same INBOX at the university (I don't run a mail server at
> home). I quit Alpine before I go to bed, and I log off when I
> leave the university.
>> If so, recent only applies to one session, so it might be the
>> other session the one that sees the recent messages, not the
>> one you want it to be.
> No, both of them start at the end, skipping the new messages
> that arrived after leaving the one place and before starting
> Alpine the other place.
>> Have you tried "first-unseen" instead?
> Will try it.
Doesn't work. Starts at first unseen which is far away from first
recent, almost at the beginning of the INBOX. It is no better
than starting at the very last message.
Why do separate entryways to the INBOX screw up "first recent"
when they are not used at the same time?