No IMAP IDLE event for decreasing RECENT mail count?

Daniel Eckl deckl at
Sat Jun 10 03:38:26 EDT 2006

I just want to re-send my question...

Does anyone have a clue here? Or does anyone simply know: No, that's not
possible and not wanted in cyrus?

Thanks for any hint!


Daniel Eckl schrieb:
> Hi!
> I am running cyrus v2.2.12 on SuSE 10.0 with IMAP IDLE extension.
> Generally this works great, when new messages arrive (RECENT count
> increases) or when messages get expunged, IMAP IDLE correctly notifies
> the client.
> But sadly, IMAP IDLE does not notify the client if RECENT count decreases.
> Background is that I want to use an IDLE aware mail checker
> (mail-notification, If this biff
> tool sees new messages, it notifies correctly. But when I check mails
> with my thunderbird, mail-notification is not being notified by IMAP
> IDLE that now there are no recent mails anymore.
> Only if a new mail arrives or if I delete a mail from the watched
> mailbox, the client get's a notification from IMAP IDLE and updates to
> the correct RECENT mail count.
> The only other IMAP server (well, more or less *g*) where I could test
> that, is dovecot.
> If a second client selects a mailbox which is watched by another idling
> client, Dovecot notified the idling client with:
> * 1 FETCH (FLAGS (\Seen \Recent))
> The client then breaks idling and updates the status and everything
> works fine.
> I couldn't find anything how to achieve this in cyrus.
> Does anyone has hints for me?
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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