POP3 and selective download/deletion

Robert Pluim rpluim at grandNOSPAMpied.com
Sat Apr 5 18:11:14 CEST 2003


Dino Levy <dino_levy at mindlessSPAM.com> writes:

> On Sat, 05 Apr 2003 17:43:45 +0200, Robert Pluim wrote:
> 
> >> Unfortunately the POP3 protocol doesn't allow you download the headers
> >> of a message without downloading the whole thing. IMAP4 is much more
> >> capable, but it's also a very much more complex protocol.
> > 
> > Que?  You've never heard of the TOP command?
> 
> Hehe, I heard of it, but it doesn't help much in this case.

It doesn't?  TOP <n> 1 should give you all the headers of message <n>,
which you should then be able to match against your criteria, and the
you can issue DELE commands.

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