From: Timothy Knox Date: 01:27 on 19 Mar 2008 Subject: When sync-mailbox doesn't really mean sync-mailbox Ah, mutt. The mail client with the refreshing motto: All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less. One of the myriad ways mutt still manages to suck is the '$' key (bound in index mode to sync-mailbox). This is supposed to delete any messages marked for deletion, get any new messages in your inbox, and probably floss your teeth for you, too! So I go in, delete a bunch of spam, save some list traffic (which also marks it for deletion from my main mailbox), and hit '$'. Theoretically, all the deleted mail will just disappear, like in _The Usual Suspects_. Stop laughing, I can hear your derisive snorts from clear across the internet! No, '$' only deletes all the deleted mail *if there's no new mail*. If not, too bad, so sad, you couldn't possibly have wanted to deleted your email marked for deletion if there was new mail to see, now could you? Of course not! If there is new mail, '$' only adds the new mail to my mailbox. SO I have gotten into the habit of hitting '$' at least four times in a row (yes, I count), hoping that at least one of them will actually SYNC MY D*MN MAILBOX!!! Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggh!!!
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