IMAP Problem?

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Thu Jan 28 20:16:44 UTC 2010

Preston Hagar wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>        For about a year I have been using IMAP to get my email. It
>> works fine for the most part but two problems crop up. The
>> first seems always to be in the early morning in New Mexico,
>> and getting a message from this list will take more than a
>> minute. Later it clears up and the typical message takes 2
>> seconds to display.
>>        The second problem occurs when a friend sends me email with a
>> big attachment, say 10MB. I click to read the email and it
>> takes minutes until the message can be read. It is clear that
>> the attachment came with the email to my computer. But when I
>> click to store the attachment, it d/l the attachment again!
>>        I wonder if these problems might be solved by using pop3
>> instead of IMAP?
>> 73 Karl
>> --
>>        Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
>>        Linux User
>>        #450462
>>         Key ID = 3951B48D
> As for the first problem, I don't have a good solution, perhaps your ISP has
> a lot of traffic that time of morning?
> For the second problem, unless you have offline folders turned on (_not_ the
> default) if the attachment is not inline, it won't be downloaded until you
> click it, just the message headers and body.  See here for more info:
> Preston
	Thank you. The page you reference is not accurate or clear 
but I think I am set now to d/l the attachments of any size 
and they can then be read or copied to another place.

	What I did was click on 
Edit-Account-settings-Off-line-and-disk space and there I 
selected in Offline to make the messages in my inbox available 
when working off-line.

	This tells me that the whole message with attachments will be 
d/l and available ON MY COMPUTER. This is a good solution to 
the second problem.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
         Key ID = 3951B48D

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