[Imap-uw] Outlook deadlock
mboards at prograde.net
Wed Sep 19 05:57:14 PDT 2007
On Sep 18, 2007, at 6:22 PM, Oscar del Rio wrote:
> Mark Crispin wrote:
>> I doubt very much that the vast majority of users think "I want
>> all my email, including all the spam with graphics attachments,
>> downloaded to my hard drive before I even get the chance to look
>> at it. I especially love this when I am paying packet charges,
>> because my high Internet bill means that I am A Very Important
> I guess it would be nice if you could easily configure Thunderbird
> to be a true IMAP client when needed (on a slow connection) or do
> its local caching at other times (on a fast connection).
The way I describe this to people is to explain that "caching" is not
the same as "prefetching". The former is just a (possibly size-
limited) copy of data that needed to be downloaded from the server
for other reasons. The latter is a process that pulls down everything
so one can read mail offline. True caching helps when on a low-
bandwidth connection while prefetching hurts.
>> I also doubt that many of them think "gee, when I delete a whole
>> bunch of messages at once I want to wait several minutes while
>> they are all copied to the Trash mailbox. I just *love* watching
>> that animation of stuff being moved."
> Recently I learned the Shift-Delete key shortcut in Thunderbird
> that deletes without copying to Trash. It is a real time saver!
A handy option. But it would come at the cost of not being able to undo.
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