Read/Unread message "bug"

The functionality of the Read/Unread message icon is reversed. An open envelope should mean that the message has been opened and “Read” while the closed/sealed envelope should mean that the message has NOT been opened and therefore is “Unread”.

It might also be a good idea to change the color of the dot at the bottom right of the unopened envelope to a different color as well.

If this is the intended way to display read/unread messages, could an option be added in the settings to allow this. If it is there I apologize that I missed it please point me in the right direction.

Thank you!
Jason Whelan

Items in the toolbar show what they do, not what the state of the email is. So a “read” email shows the closed envelope because the button marks it as unread.

No matter which way you do it, some users will always be confused. K-9 decided to follow Google’s guidelines here and uses the buttons as actions.