Consider fetching IMAP message flags in the background

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minor
13 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: mscott, Unassigned)

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(Blocks: 1 bug, {perf})

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Description

13 years ago
For servers that have a hard time fetching the flags for the messages in a folder, we could look into fetching the flags in the background and fetching them in smaller chunks.

Could be a perceived performance win for users using IMAP servers which don't handle this operation very well.

Updated

11 years ago
Keywords: perf
Assignee: mscott → nobody
David was this implemented in auto-synch ?

Comment 2

10 years ago
No, this bug is about the flag synching we do when we open a folder; autosync is about syncing the message bodies. Right now, when you open a folder that doesn't support condstore (see bug 336151), we do a fetch 1:* FLAGS to see if any of the flags have changed before we fetch any new message headers - this bug is proposing fetching the flags in chunks in the background.

Updated

9 years ago
Severity: normal → minor

Updated

9 years ago
Component: General → Networking: IMAP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → networking.imap
Version: 1.5 → unspecified

Comment 3

6 years ago
(In reply to David :Bienvenu from comment #2)
> No, this bug is about the flag synching we do when we open a folder;
> autosync is about syncing the message bodies. Right now, when you open a
> folder that doesn't support condstore (see bug 336151), we do a fetch 1:*
> FLAGS to see if any of the flags have changed before we fetch any new
> message headers - this bug is proposing fetching the flags in chunks in the
> background.

this would help gmail, which currently doesn't support condstore.

however, it looks like gmail might support it in the not too distant future http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.mail.imap.general/3199
Blocks: 402793
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