Forcing a sync of maildir flags?

David Bremner david at
Thu Feb 20 05:21:36 PST 2020

David Bremner <david at> writes:

>> This works:
>>     notmuch tag +unread -- folder:sent
>>     notmuch tag -unread -- folder:sent
>> Is there some more elegant way to force a sync of maildir flags?  Am I
>> the only one that has copies of my own mail in my inbox folder, not
>> marked as read from the point of view of anything except notmuch?
> I guess my workflow doesn't expose this problem as I leave many messages
> unread (relying on the inbox flag). I'm not sure about the locking
> implications, but having sent messages delivered to cur/ instead of to
> new/ would probably workaround the problem.

I guess the other thing is that I have


in .notmuch-config, which means that "notmuch new" moves things into
cur/. Maybe you can use that effect?


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