Malcolm J Harwood on 20 Sep 2016 20:06:49 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Top-posting

On 9/18/2016 12:27 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
I really don't want an email client downloading 7.5G of files just to
figure out what tags they have.  This stuff really needs to be handled
at the protocol level and server-side.

That's why imap supports fetching just the headers. So you can do local metadata searches without getting all the (presumably larger) messages.

Though if that 7.5G is mostly small messages (like this one), it probably wouldn't gain you much.
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