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mail counter off by one

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sandyt
Frequent Advisor

mail counter off by one

Running vms 7.3 on alpha ds25. When I enter mail, it says that I have (for example) 5 new messages, while in actuality I just have 4. Is there a way to reset the counter? I can definitely live with this, but thought someone might know a quick fix.
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Heinz W Genhart
Honored Contributor
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Re: mail counter off by one

Hi sandyt

$ Mail
READ/NEW

Should fix this. ( just remember that this what the solution I used earlier)

Regards

Geni
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: mail counter off by one

Hi,
From within MAIL a READ/NEW might do the trick.
Regards,
Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
sandyt
Frequent Advisor

Re: mail counter off by one

thanks guys. read/new did fix the problem.
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: mail counter off by one

FWIW, the OpenVMS FAQ (http://www.hoffmanlabs.com/vmsfaq) covers this particular case.