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Is there a way to limit or control evolution IMAP to not download attachments that are bigger than X bytes?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

My solution is to add the rule ("Message"->"Create Rule")
see rule
Add Condition:

  1. Attachments = Exist
  2. Size(kB) = X000

Add Action:

  • Stop Processing

  • or Move to Folder (and exclude this folder from synchronization)

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isnt this rule applied at the client side? i.e. after the attachment has been downloaded? – fossfreedom Nov 17 '11 at 15:24
Yes, this is client-side rule , but this rule applied after downloading message's header only, before processing body and attachments – Denis Nov 17 '11 at 15:32
ok - add this comment to your answer. – fossfreedom Nov 17 '11 at 15:34
Great, it worked :) – Marcos Roriz Junior Nov 18 '11 at 2:38

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