Steve Litt on 20 Sep 2016 21:44:45 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Top-posting

On Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:06:11 -0400
Malcolm J Harwood <> wrote:

> 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.

I can only speak for my personal use case, but I never get close to
7.5GB of messages in any one folder. I have archive folders, by year,
for all my busy mailboxes, including my inbox. I delete stuff I don't

If somebody is keeping all email in one folder, I can understand
needing some kind of special search. But I also can't imagine why
anyone would keep everything in one folder.


Steve Litt 
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