[Dovecot] emails are being marked as read auto-magically

Daniel Parthey daniel.parthey at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Sat Jul 28 02:06:43 EEST 2012

Joe Beaubien wrote:
> I'm having a weird issue with dovecot 2.1.7 (using the latest thunderbird
> client). Something, I have emails that mark themselves as read on their
> own. No one touches them, and they get marked as read. I try to re-mark
> them as unread, but a few seconds later, they get marked as read again. The
> same problem happens in reverse (emails marks as unread become read).

You might enable the mail_log Plugin and log flag changes:

Something like this should help:

mail_plugins = $mail_plugins mail_log notify
plugin {
  mail_log_events = flag_change
  mail_log_fields = uid box msgid size flags vsize from subject

I also suggest to use some lightweight mail client like "mutt" for testing.


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