Notification of new mail to client?
ken at oceana.com
Tue Jan 6 12:28:53 EST 2004
Jim Archer wrote:
> --On Tuesday, January 06, 2004 9:49 AM -0500 Rob Siemborski
> <rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> Huh? By default in IMAP, clients need to poll for new message
>> Cyrus does support the IDLE extension, which will send new mail
>> notifications as they arrive, but only if you have a client that uses it.
> Hm, I guess I am misinformed then. My mistake, thanks for the
> correction. Is the IDLE extension in Cyrus turned on by default, or is
> there something I have to do to activate it? The client was Outlook
> Express 6.0.
It should be enabled by default, but the server uses an internal polling
method by default (--with-idle=poll). You can increase the frequency of
the polling by lowering the value of the imapidlepoll option from 60
seconds down to 1 second. If you want instantaneous notifications of
changes without needlessly banging on the server with a small polling
interval, then you should compile Cyrus with support for idled
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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