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Call for nnimap hackers [was: Emacs/Gnus: About simple after things :-)

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Call for nnimap hackers [was: Emacs/Gnus: About simple after things :-) [was: GNUS and imap]]
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:04:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (darwin)

on Thu Mar 19 2009, Leo <> wrote:

> On 2009-03-19 05:48 +0000, poppyer wrote:
>> Leo <> writes:
>> : On 2009-03-19 02:37 +0000, poppyer wrote:
>> :> The only thing I am missing in nnimap (of gnus) is that I can not
>> :> preview the email by partial downloading. A typical scenario is when I
>> :> got a email with 2M attachments, I can only read the few lines of text
>> :> after I download all the 2M attachments, which is very very slow...
>> :
>> : This seems very interesting. Do you know about any email clients that
>> : provide imap preview?
>> I am not sure about other email clients (such as Thunderbird), need to
>> be tried. But partial downloading is supported by the FETCH command in
>> This thread (two years ago) gives some clues:
> Thank you for answering.
> It will be very useful if Gnus can use this feature whenever an email is
> greater than certain size.

I would be interested in starting a group of nnimap hackers who are
interested in learning and improve that backend.  Takers?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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