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retrieving only new messages using POP3-Possible????

Himanshu Bisht
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Joined: Aug 27, 2004
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Hi

I am making an application in which i want to retrieve new mails from my inbox,read their body and then update database using those values.

The problem is when ever i am reading my INBOX ,program is reading all the mails whereas i want to read only new mail.

Is is possible to read only new mails without deleting using POP3

thanks in advance

himanshu
Joel McNary
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Joined: Aug 20, 2001
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Originally posted by himanshu bisht:
Hi

I am making an application in which i want to retrieve new mails from my inbox,read their body and then update database using those values.

The problem is when ever i am reading my INBOX ,program is reading all the mails whereas i want to read only new mail.

Is is possible to read only new mails without deleting using POP3

thanks in advance

himanshu


Himansu:

From what I found on the notes at java.sun.com, this does not seem to be possible.


The Folder class also defines a getNewMessageCount() method to count the number of new messages in the Folder. However you shouldn't use it if you use a POP server -- remember POP doesn't support the concept of "new" messages.


It seems to me that you could keep a local list of the messages that you have already read -- any that are not in that list are then "new;" but this is something that you would have to do yourself.


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