Re: New mailbox interface and gmime messages

On Sat, 1 Mar 2003, Bart Visscher wrote:
> [snip]
> I was thinking about the imap case, you could get a selected set of the 
> headers with, for example, the FETCH command. So when doing threading you 
> first fetch all the 'message-id', 'references' and 'in-reply-to' headers, 
> use that to build a threaded tree, and than fetch only for the messages in 
> view the 'subject', 'date', etc headers.
> So if you want to minimize the bandwidth used for imap you should request 
> the absolute minimum at the display part. How the mailbox and message part 
> handles it, is not the consern of the display part, it should just ask the 
> message/mailbox where you can do a lot of smart things.

Actually, when one wants to thread messages in imap mailboxes 
one has only to parse output of

THREAD extension is basically supported by all imap servers used today, 

The same goes for sorting.


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