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

From: kh
Subject: Re: [VM] VM is awesome (was vm-save-buffer) (Hugo Geir)
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:13:32 +0000 (UTC)

Uday Reddy  <address@hidden> wrote:

>> >You can set `vm-imap-max-message-size' to 0 to avoid loading message bodies.
>> So, what, VM still keeps a local disk copy of the folder but puts only
>> headers in it?  Which would mean that variable is the maximum size of
>> the body, not the whole message?
>Indeed. The headers are needed to generaty the summary. So they are always
>It would be possible to keep only selected header fields necessary for the
>summary and refetch the others as needed. But that would need some delicate
>programming that I didn't have the stomach for.

Sure, saving partial headers would be a lot of trouble for almost no
gain.  The win -- in some cases -- would be not to use disk at all.

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