E-mail real size

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Hi,

Is there a way to see the real size of an E-mail before downloading the
whole message?
I mean when there are huge attachments - my Poctet PC 2003 still claims the
E-mail being of 2 kb.
That is in fact - in most cases it's the whole size what matters and not the
message itself.
My Siemens SX56 using costly GPRS connection may slow down for longer time
without even giving a sign that it's because of the big size of the
downloadable E-mail ... else I might stop it in time :-(
I hope anyone has a good solution :)

Robert A.
 
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Think some of the other third party mail clients might, but my solution
to this is to use my mail provider's web mail interface to deal with
this and other situations such as unacceptable amounts of spam.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
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Thanks for an advice. I considered also the web based interface ... but it
appears to be costly and time consuming hazzle too.
Imagine login and browsing pages (10 messages on each page) and opening
"maybe quick" ones (while 2 k download of Email pop3 client usually tells
also what's urgent). Then deleting the spam.

I'd prefer the E-mail client which downloads 2-3k of each message with 1
click and then to check if there is something urgent...
Saves time and perhaps also money. Just the size I need to know too.
I thought that perhaps I missed something but may be that I need indeed the
3rd party E-mail application.

"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
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> Think some of the other third party mail clients might, but my solution
> to this is to use my mail provider's web mail interface to deal with
> this and other situations such as unacceptable amounts of spam.
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
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You can set inbox to do just that in each service's setup. it's one of
the last setup screens.

Once that is set, when you get to a message where you need to download
the entire body, there is a menu option to "mark for download" then all
marked messages will be fully downloaded the next time you connect.

The web interface depends on the provider... fortunately, my provider
provides a very minimal interface so that I can quickly go through a
list of 50 or more message headers and dispose of the junk, then connect
via inbox and get the remainder.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
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The problem is that when I have got all these minimal cuts from E-mails,
these all are stated of size 2-3 kb of size.
When I decided to download one .... my PDA "hanged for 10 minutes" without
giving any proper notice what it's doing.
Only later I found that this 2 kb message had an attachment of 2 Mb size,
which wasted time and increased my roaming GPRS costs noticeably.

1) A real size with attacment is needed. It might be also an 3rd party
plug-in to get the size upon request.

2) Inbox must have a status bar - showing that it's downloading and not the
PDA had hanged.
It might be also an 3rd party plug-in to get the size upon request.



"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
message news:ug8cIg38EHA.2316@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You can set inbox to do just that in each service's setup. it's one of
> the last setup screens.
>
> Once that is set, when you get to a message where you need to download
> the entire body, there is a menu option to "mark for download" then all
> marked messages will be fully downloaded the next time you connect.
>
> The web interface depends on the provider... fortunately, my provider
> provides a very minimal interface so that I can quickly go through a
> list of 50 or more message headers and dispose of the junk, then connect
> via inbox and get the remainder.
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
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No argument with you on "what's needed" ... been pushed up the small
end of the pipe for many years ;-/

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 

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