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CFIMAP - Action="GetAll": read only unseen messages

Participant ,
Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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Hello community. I have to run a script to retrieve emails from an IMAP account.

Everything is working as expected using the CFIMAP tag.

However, since emails are not regularly deleted from this account, it is taking very long.

Is there a way to limit my "getall" action to unseen emails only?

 

Thank you in advance.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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I've never used CFIMAP, so don't really know.  But looking at the help docs, there is a markRead.  Have you tried using the markRead action to see if on the next connection it will get only the read ones?  Or does getAll get all messages, regardless of read status?

 

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LEGEND ,
Oct 08, 2019 Oct 08, 2019

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Hi, Dani,

 

One thought.  If getting only unread emails isn't possible (I don't know either way), create a folder under the inbox to which you can move the emails once they've been downloaded.  The default for recursive is false, so that folder won't be searched upon future accessing.  Just a thought.

 

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Oct 08, 2019 Oct 08, 2019

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Hey Wolf, that's a very clever idea! Thank you very much. Will check with the account admin if doing this is an option for them as my understanding is that real people access this account besides the script I am building.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 08, 2019 Oct 08, 2019

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Och.. well, if other people are accessing it, then it isn't the _best_ idea. Unless they are okay with having to go into that other folder, of course. 🙂

 

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Oct 08, 2019 Oct 08, 2019

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Basically we will create an account only for this purpose and the email will be CC'ed to it. So this way I will have freedom of action without affecting other users. Your suggestion triggered this path! And I appreciate it.

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Glad I could be of some help. I like thinking outside the box. 🙂

 

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