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    mutt disable automatic clearing of Old/New flag when message displayed

    I've just started using mutt over the last couple of weeks and I am hooked. One feature I'm not satified with is the way it clears the Old/New (O/N) flags when a message is displayed by hitting enter. I would like to disable this, and manually clear these flags myself when I am finished with the message. I'm not turning up any information on this via google. Is there a way to do this?

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    Linux Newbie hagfish52's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Asheville, NC
    The behavior of Mutt is controlled by a configuration file that is usually in /usr/local/share/mutt/Muttrc or /etc/Muttrc. The man page for muttrc is here: muttrc(5): config file for Mutt Mail User Agent - Linux man page . I believe you can do what you want by setting the configuration variable "set mark_old=no". A sample muttrc file is here: Dave's mutt config [/home/davep/.muttrc]

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    Thank you "set mark_old=no" works well.


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