POP3 and selective download/deletion

Robert Pluim rpluim at grandNOSPAMpied.com
Sat Apr 5 17:43:45 CEST 2003


"Steve Holden" <sholden at holdenweb.com> writes:

> "Thomas Guettler" <pan-newsreader at thomas-guettler.de> wrote in message
> news:pan.2003.04.05.16.22.31.832230.878 at thomas-guettler.de...
> > On Sat, 05 Apr 2003 12:12:26 +0200, Dino Levy wrote:
> >
> > > Hello!
> > > I'm making a mail program and I have a little problem: I don't know how
> > > to achieve the selective downloads/deletion from POP3 servers.
> >
> > Maybe this recipe from the python cookbook does help you to get started:
> >   http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/134945
> >
> > It prints all messages which are biger then N bytes and ask if it should
> > be deleted.
> >
> 
> 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?
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