[nycbug-talk] imap queries

Pete Wright pete
Wed Jun 2 17:21:58 EDT 2004

Jesse Callaway wrote:

> 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 
>> figure.

i don't have a clue, altho i'm sure one could use ethereal/tcpdump to 
sniff the packets of a IMAP query.

> On a 56k modem it may take up all of the bandwidth. Maybe not. Not 
> much data is transferred in IMAP. So, ok nobody uses those to connect 
> who I know.
> The next thing to look at would be how many messages pile up between 
> synchs.
> so reeeal ballpark. About a webpage's worth of bandwidth. [ducking for 
> cover]
> If you're looking for something which conserves bandwidth then, 
> ironically, POP would be the way to go.

or ssh/mutt or pine ;^)


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