Not clearing new flag after reading a message



MailNews Core
18 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Bienvenu, Assigned: gayatrib)


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18 years ago
We need to clear the new flag on messages when reading a message or closing a
folder. to see this, set up pop mail filters, and read the message in the target
folder - the "new" status will not get cleared on the message


18 years ago
QA Contact: lchiang → huang


18 years ago
OS: Windows NT → All
QA Contact: huang → laurel

Comment 1

18 years ago


18 years ago
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 2

18 years ago
works now,probably as a result of fixing the other new problems.

Comment 3

18 years ago
Reopening... this is not working in jan20 morning m13 commercial builds on linux
6.0 and NT 4.0  (haven't yet tried Mac).

When the (POP) message is filtered, then I read it in the destination folder the
bold lettering and green diamong go away, but the status column stays at "new". 
That "new" indication in the status column doesn't get cleared even after
exiting and coming back to the previously read message.  (Note: because of
weirdness I've been seeing with POP attributed to bug #23755, I tried this
filtering both with putterman's new .js file and without.  In both cases, the
new status doesn't go away.


18 years ago
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 4

18 years ago
hmm, well, I'll try it again. It did work for me once.
Target Milestone: M17

Comment 5

18 years ago
Another thing noticed with POP filtering using today's commercial build (win32)
is that the status column doesn't get "new" if you're viewing the destination
folder when you get the message(s).  Bold, green diamond appear, but the status
column is blank.  If you read the message, bold/green are removed and the status
column THEN changes to new.  

Comment 6

18 years ago
Scott might have a clue why that is. 

Comment 7

18 years ago
I don't know. But if you want, you can reassign it to me and I can look into it.

Comment 8

18 years ago
I assume this is another scenario to show the problem (if it isn't let me know
to log a separate bug):
Noticed today in mar23 beta builds.

1.  Select a read message in IMAP Inbox.  Message pane is open.
2.  Mark the message Unread via menu item or click on green diamond in thread
3.  Go to another message, then navigate back to or select the message you
marked unread.
    Result: it doesn't get marked read unless you use menu item Mark as Read.
This lasts throughout current mail session.  Exit and relaunch will show this
message as unread, but will behave normally/go to read when selected.

Comment 9

18 years ago
Laurel, the bug you are describing is 24787.

Comment 10

18 years ago
changing summary - Scott P's doing the clearing after reading a folder.
Summary: Not clearing new flag after reading a message or closing a folder → Not clearing new flag after reading a message

Comment 11

18 years ago
marking M18 and nominating for nsbeta3.
Keywords: nsbeta3
Target Milestone: M17 → M18

Comment 12

18 years ago
Gayatri's doing this, isn't he? Probably a dup of some bug assigned to Gayatri.
Assignee: bienvenu → gayatrib

Comment 13

18 years ago
yeah, she is, but I'm not seeing this.  I fixed clearing new messages from the 
front end a while ago. Are you still seeing this happen?

Comment 14

18 years ago
My mistake, the basic clearing of the new flag does work.  I have not tried the
pop filtering scenario Laurel described  2000-01-20 15:44, though. Perhaps
Gayatri or Laurel could try that? Also, we're not clearing the new flag on the
folder after the last new message in the folder gets read. E.g., if you have new
messages in your inbox, you'll have a little green dot on the inbox in the
folder pane. When you read the last new message in the inbox, the green dot on
the inbox in the folder pane should go away. Perhaps that's covered in another bug?

Comment 15

18 years ago
Yes, that sceneario is covered in another bug.  It's so confusing now, but by 
the end of this week when gayatrib checks in these problems will go away.  
Currently, the new folder icon is actually signifying biff and we never had any 
code that cleared biff.  Gayatri's code does this.  In addition, the new folder 
icon now corresponds to whether or not there are messages with the new status 
flag in a folder.   She also turns this icon off when the last new message is 
read.  So, perhaps this bug isn't fixed.  I had fixed the part where Get New 
Messages clears the new list and where switching folders clears the new list but 
we'll have to wait for her changes until reading the last new message clears the 
new icon.

Comment 16

18 years ago
Fix checked in.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 17

17 years ago
This looks ok using:
2000-10-09-08 mn6 branch commercial build linux rh6.0
2000-10-09-09 mn6 branch commercial build NT 4.0
2000-10-09-10 mn6 branch commercial build mac OS 9.0

Comment 18

17 years ago
Well, I take that back, all is not OK. But I'm going to log a new bug about the
issue.  The newness appears to clear in the POP filter case upon reading the
message in destination folder.  Later I came back to that folder after being in
another folder or account and the Newness is there/back. I only see this with
POP.  Will log a separate bug.

Comment 19

17 years ago
logged bug 55900.
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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