Re: [Evolution] options on download

NotZed wrote:

The only way to get only a partial message in pop is to close
(abort) the connection, and then you have to reconnect to get the next
message - which is probably slower than getting another few k'
of data (over a compressed modem link especially).  It also
stuffs up the pop server state ...

No, you can use the POP3 "TOP" command to get the headers of a message
plus the first N lines of its body.  You don't have to tear down the

Netscape Mail has done this from the beginning, with its "Max Message
Size" preference.  It looks at LIST, and if POP3 says the message is
over that size, then it downloads the first 10 lines or so, and tags the
message (via a bit in X-Mozilla-Status) as being a partial message.
At display time, the message display includes a box that says "this is a
partial message, click here to download the rest of it."  Clicking that
reconnects, downloads the whole message, and marks the partial as
deleted, and selects the newly-downloaded replacement.

Jamie Zawinski
jwz jwz org   
jwz dnalounge com

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