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Mutt automatically remove 'N' flag from e-mail after it was opened. I don't want to mark this flag again after I saw content of mail. It would be better to override Mutt 'mark as read' behavior only when I enter specific command or particular rule applied i.e. content has been seen over 10s.

How to disable Mutt automatic 'N' flag removal ? Is it possible to apply rules to trigger 'mark as read' ?

Hi, did you manage to resolve this? I'd like to disable that too :) –  Guido May 2 at 16:59
I didn't. When I want to keep e-mail unread to do something with it in future I simply change its state to new by typing 'N' after reading it. –  pietrushnic May 2 at 23:13
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The imap_peek option might be what you're looking for.

Unfortunately this is not what I'm looking for. Disabling this option cause mutt not to sync in real time, synchronization with IMAP server is performed on folder change or sync-mailbox. –  pietrushnic May 25 '13 at 22:45
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