[Dovecot] How to make dovecot-lda/deliver mark a message as seen

Andrzej Adam Filip AnFi at onet.eu
Mon Aug 8 12:50:33 EEST 2011

Andrzej Adam Filip <AnFi at onet.eu> wrote:
> "Stefan Piegsa" <s at s7p.de> wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> I am using dovecot 2.0.13 and have a special case here in which I want
>> a mail that is delivered locally with dovecot-lda to be marked as
>> "seen".
>> In dovecot 1.1.7 I succeeded to achive this, by modifing deliver.c so
>> that upon adding a -S switch to the command arguments, the flag
>> MAIL_SEEN was added to the call of mailbox_copy(). This seemed to work
>> pretty good.
>> With the new version, i tried to do something similar by selectively adding
>> mail_update_flags(ctx.src_mail, MODIFY_ADD, MAIL_SEEN);
>> just before the call of mail_deliver(), whenever the -S argument is given.
>> But this does not work. What is wrong?
>> Is there a better way to set MAIL_SEEN for a locally delivered mail? I
>> would prefer a method that does not require to mess around in the
>> dovecot sources. :-)
>> Thanks in advance & Best Regards,
>> Stefan
> Have you considered using sieve for the task? 
> [Using imap4flags extension]
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA/Sieve
> #v+
> if address ["Return-Path"] ["my_address at my_domain.com"]
> {
>    setflag "\\seen";
> }
> #v-

I think such behavior may be handled by script(s) specified via
sieve_before or sieve_after. I would recommend using sieve_after to
allow users' to override default handling.


[pl>en: Andrew] Andrzej Adam Filip : anfi at onet.eu
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