Hi, thanks for your feedback. I just updated a default setting in [Wiki] Use-cases, chat rules and configuration options, accordingly
Of course DC should not require or put any workload on its users, like “there is a need to do (check for)…”.
With Classic email listening: "start-chat" metrics for classic email client messages (max. length & newlines), the “new email” counter should only be necessary for those that want to also monitor their classic email inbox manually (and directly) from within deltachat. The default chat user will simply just receive messages in new chats, and get a “start chat?” prompt only for a very small number of unclear emails. The “new emails” icon and badge can thus stay disabled by default.