Re: I don't want to download attachments

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Subject: Re: I don't want to download attachments
Posted by:  Remy Lebeau (TeamB) (
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003

"ik" <jj.thesi…> wrote in message

> I'm new to Indy, and I can't find a solution to my problem: I
> want to download only the text from a message. So any
> attachments may remain on the email server.

Can't be done.  To download any portion of a message body, you must download
the ENTIRE message body, attachments and all.  That is not an Indy
limitation, the POP3 protocol works that way in general.

> Browsing through the source of Indy, it seems the whole message
> (any attachment included) is downloaded and decoded afterward.

Correct.  Such is required by the POP3 protocol (amongst others that Indy



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I don't want to download attachments posted by ik on Fri, 14 Nov 2003