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Posted Oct 23, 2011 17:11 UTC (Sun) by krake (subscriber, #55996)
(1) show no content
(2) download headers and populate folder with the recevied data
(3) use cached data to populate folder
Now you have made it abundently clear that you don't want option (3), you seem to be somewhat opposed to option (2) so that leaves option (1).
A valid choice, though I am not sure how many others would use a term like "smarter" to describe such behavior.
KMail (with or without Akonadi) uses option (3), based on the assumption that its target users prefer folders to be populated automatically upon open and prefer not to download headers every single time.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 19:47 UTC (Sun) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
so not all information and not all headers.
it normally needs to download sender, date received, message size and subject for somewhere between 30 and 60 messages.
this is a far cry from downloading all header information for a folder with 10's of thousands of messages in it.
this does assume that you are using a decent IMAP mail server that can support things like server-side sorts, etc.
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