[Imap-uw] Outlook deadlock
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Tue Sep 18 16:09:30 PDT 2007
On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, Mark Crispin wrote:
> Alpine does not maintain any cache from one session to the next, but it
> maintains a cache for the current session.
Some further details:
Alpine never loads what it does not need. If the user has 10,000 messages
in his mailbox, butis focused on the last 20, then Alpine never accesses
any data on the first 9980 message.
Alpine does partial fetching. It has the IMAP server parse the message,
both for headers (RFC 2822 parsing) and body (MIME parsing). It generally
does NOT fetch MIME attachments unless the user specifically asks for it.
Thus, I can read a message with an attached 60MB video clip over slow
wireless (e.g., EDGE), as Alpine will only fetch the text parts of the
message and not fetch the video clip unless I ask for it.
-- Mark --
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Si vis pacem, para bellum.
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