User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040524 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040524 option to save only message headers less then .... days is lacking in offline & disk space settings for news-accounts. in Edit -> Mail and newsgroup account settings. select a newsserver, select the Offline & disk space settings. The last option states Keep: Only message bodies less then .... days. It would be good if there was an option: Keep only message headers less then ... days. This option should obviosly not be possible to set to a lower value then the one for message bodies. observe that this is not the same as keep only messages that has arrived the last .... days, since it might have been a long time since the message was posted but a short time since it arrived to this clients newsreader, in such case this option would go on the date the message was posted, not the date arrived to this client. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.
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i would still like to see this.
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Looking at bug 326584 attachment 374835 [details], combining "Delete messages more than [x] days old" with "(Keep) message bodies less than [y] days old" should remove message bodies after y days and message headers after x days. Thus, it appears to be already possible to do what is asked for here.