This is a strange one - and more of a nuisance, but still.
I have two identically set-up machines. Or so I
thought. Because I have a
problem on one I don't have on the other, yet I can't find what could
possibly be the difference.
I am running XP SP2.
I am running OE 6 (actually, 6.00.2900.2180
I have three accounts on my OE. One is a POP3, the other two are IMAP.
of the IMAP accounts downloads new messages automatically, the other
just downloads new headers, and I decide when to download the message.
I frequently read my messages directly in
In other words, I frequently have "New" messages in my inbox.
On the ONE machine - and
on every machine I've ever used in "Real" Outlook -
when I mark a message as READ, the little envelope goes away...
AND STAYS AWAY UNTIL I ACTUALLY RECEIVE A NEW
Now, here's the nuisance (long windup for small payoff!):
On the one machine, if I have ANY
Unread messages, the little envelope in my
Taskbar pops back up.
I presume what's happening is, OE polls the inboxes, sees unread messages,
and then re-alerts me. Of course, I already know the message is there, but I
flip over, because I think maybe I have NEW New message.
On the other machine, the little envelope only pops up
when a new message -
a "real" new message - hits my inbox.
Is there a switch somewhere I'm missing?