poplib.retr doens't flag message as read

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Jun 20 19:17:20 CEST 2007

En Wed, 20 Jun 2007 06:42:15 -0300, EuGeNe Van den Bulke  
<eugene.vandenbulke at gmail.com> escribió:

> Gabriel Genellina wrote:
>> The POP protocol has no concept of "read" or "unread" messages; the LIST
>> command simply shows all existing messages.
> My mistake, I guess I was confused by the documentation
> retr( which) Retrieve whole message number which, and set its seen flag.
> Result is in form (response, ['line', ...], octets).
> What is the seen flag? Nothing it seems
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2005-July/329888.html

Yes, sure, the docs are misleading. I'd just remove the reference to the  
"seen flag".

Gabriel Genellina

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