Re: [Evolution] options on download

I don't think this should be implemented, it's just silly
I personally prefer it to download oldest to newest (the order in which
they are listed by the pop server)
It just makes more sense, I mean... if we made it download this way, then
someone else might be left unhappy
it makes more sense to me to download older messages first
if you do it the way you suggest, then there may be old messages that you
may not get to retrieve for days/weeks/months/whatever if you don't always
let the download finish (which you don't need to do)

you see why that's a bad idea now? it's more important to get the old
messages first than it is to delay downloading the big ones, at least
that's the case for 99.999999% of the users

it would also be "un-necessary bloat" in the words of Matt Loper, our
fearless Evolution leader

but if someone feels it's necessary, here's the simplest way to do it:

send a LIST command to the pop server, record the message sizes for each
message, sort on size (smallest to largest) and then download in the
resulting order

no need to grab a header and no need to check for mime attachments

if anyone feels up to patching /evolution/camel/providers/pop3, feel free
but I don't think anyone here has any intent on implementing that feature


PS: on proof-reading this message, it kinda sounds like a flame, I'm sorry
if it comes accross that way, it's not meant to be

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Sejal Patel wrote:
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 18:37:00 -0400 (EDT)
To: Tom Musgrove <TomM pentawall com>
From: Sejal Patel <sejal iname com>
Subject: Re: [Evolution] options on download

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Tom Musgrove wrote:

will take the longest to download.  Or to have a method of retrieving
the headers and marking messages to delete before they are downloaded
the server.  As it is, my mailbox is essentially DoSed until I finally
succeed in downloading the message...  Is this something that would be
possible to do?

I do remember Microsoft Exchange doing this in one of there original
releases and I actually found that to be extremely helper (as would any
modem and/or slow connection user).  I've not looked into how they did
that at all since I forgot all about it until now but I'd be glad to do
some code on that stuff if someone wants to help me figure out if it is
possible to simply download the headers and then manually select which
messages to download off of the server based on the message indexes or
something ...

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