[nycbug-talk] imap queries
Wed Jun 2 18:20:36 EDT 2004
On Jun 2, 2004, at 3:36 PM, jromero at romero3000.com wrote:
> does anyone know approximately how much bandwidth the average imap
> server query takes up??
> how about message downloads??
> I realize these are very general questions. Just looking for ballpark
I haven't read the RFC lately, but I'm positive that the protocol
overhead is totally negligible compared to the size of the messages.
Bandwidth is really the wrong measure anyway... Any protocol is going
to take as much bandwidth as it has available to it until it sends what
it needs to send (given ideal TCP conditions and enough time, yadda
yadda yadda), unless it's explicitly throttled.
In other words, you're probably asking the wrong question. It really
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