General-Purpose Mail Package
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Message sequence numbers are used as UIDs and thus increase monotonically. This means, in particular, that if your inbox has messages in the range ‘X--Y’ and you delete all messages and then incorporate new mail, the first incorporated message will be assigned sequence number ‘Y + 1’ (other MH implementations will assign ‘1’). If this behavior bugs you, add the following setting to your .mh_profile:
You can always renumber your messages starting from ‘1’ by running
These options are recognized only if no other arguments are present in the command line. Abbreviations are not recognized. This makes Mailutils MH implementation compatible with the standard usage for GNU tools.
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