IMAP doesn't like HTML formatting
mfedyk at matchmail.com
Thu Jul 15 18:17:36 UTC 2004
Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Mike Fedyk writes:
>> Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>>> When using POP3, your mail client is responsible for decoding
>>> messages. When using IMAP, the IMAP server is mostly responsible.
>> That's a bunch of BS.
>> The imap server sends the entire fscking message to the client,
> No, it doesn't. Please educate yourself about how IMAP works, before
> blathering off like that. The IMAP server does not send “the entire
> fscking message” on its own initiative.
> Although a poorly-written IMAP client may behave like a POP3 client,
> even when using IMAP, this is an exception rather than the rule. In
> any case, the IMAP server must decode messages in order to implement
> IMAP correctly. The IMAP protocol requires the server to process MIME
> headers and decode attachments, and send only selected attachments to
> the client, upon demand.
I thought it only split on header and message body boundaries, but
according to you, it does more than that. I'll have to look at some RFCs
when I get a chance.
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