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Re: Enhancing POP3 to support extra commands

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:11:53 -0800

On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 10:40:44PM +0000, Steve Holme wrote:
> Many thanks for the clarity but does that mean you could do:
> -Q 'DELE 5 6 7 8' to delete message 5, 6, 7 and 8 with a URL of
> pop3:// ?

Yes, you could specify that, and curl would happily send that command,
but since that's an illegal POP-3 command (only one message number can
be given to DELE), the server would return an error code.

In this case, you'd probably want to specify '-Q -DELE 5' which would first
download the message and only then delete it.

>>> Dan
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Received on 2011-12-07