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Re: [VM] VM is awesome (was vm-save-buffer) (Hugo Geir)

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] VM is awesome (was vm-save-buffer) (Hugo Geir)
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:03:48 +0000

Kurt Hackenberg writes:

> It might be good to have a second IMAP client, or an option to the
> existing one, that doesn't keep a local copy of the IMAP folder.  Of
> course, it should use IMAP's ability to fetch only message headers,
> without bodies, to generate the summary.  I think it would only have
> to fetch one message body at a time, when the user looks at it.  It
> could cache, in memory, about the last three or so messages.

You can set `vm-imap-max-message-size' to 0 to avoid loading message bodies.

The main reason for downloading bodies is to enable full text search inside
VM. VM could carry out external IMAP search, but currently it
doesn't. Somebody can take this on as a project.


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