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Do you actually move all your hams from your inbox to a separate
"confirmed ham" folder?
Or do you only run mass-check manually, just after verifying everything
in your inbox is ham?
Or do you just run mass-check from cron with your inbox listed as ham, in
hopes that you usually won't get a spam in your inbox between the last time
you checked and when mass-check runs?
I thought I was real clever, copying the "cur" directories from my maildirs
to another temporary directory, then running mass-check on them. But it
turns out that mutt actually moves mail from "new" to "cur" when it
switches status from N (new) to O (old). So I was effectively doing the
third option above. (And making mutt not change that status breaks its
ability to switch to the next folder with new mail via tab.)
It seems to me like it would be so much better to be able to just tell
mass-check to ignore unread emails. Might even make sense as a default? I
realize it's not desirable for spam traps.
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