Fetching mail from IMAP with partial mail download limit >0 KB has totally irritating status window updates
|Reported by:||stippi||Owned by:||czeidler|
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I believe the problem can be observed with the partial mail download limit increased from its default 0 KB. I prefer my mails to be locally copied, I only want largish mails to be a partial download by default. So I set the setting to 200KB. When mail_daemon first fetches 1280 mails, the status window updates are totally irritating. It appears mail_daemon first downloads the headers of 250 mails at a time, then tries to obtain the size of the body for each mail to decide whether to download it. During this time, command line output can be observed for each mail, while the status window will stay without any update for a long time. I also observed that the progress bar went back to zero, and/or the status window disappearing. Later it was shown again with a weird "250/0" label. Everything was one single synchronizing operation, and the mail status should have been open the whole time with the progress smoothly increasing until the process is done.