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Hi,

is there a way to load only the html or plain text part of a pop3 message? As far as I can see, I an only read the whole message. But especiall when I'm on a mobile network, I don't want to load the attachments.

Do I miss something?

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No, it is not possible with POP3 protocol.

You can only download entire message or N lines from the top,
which effectively means you can download entire message or email message headers only.

There is no way to download particular MIME part as POP3 server doesn't parse email messages and doesn't understand MIME or even email structure.

Please that this is POP3 protocol limitation not Mail.dll's limitation.

With IMAP it is possible to download basic email info:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/get-email-information-from-imap-fast

...and download selected message parts afterwards:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/download-parts-of-email-message

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