Outlook and IMAP IDLE
seb2lille at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:52:26 EST 2011
2011/2/3 Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) <vanmeeuwen at kolabsys.com>
> Sébastien Michel wrote:
> > Our clients ask us to open IMAP (previously mostly POP and Webmail
> > for their customers.
> > The impact is significant on I/O, specifically when IMAP clients poll to
> > ask for new messages.
> > Most of their customers use Outlook Express (Windows XP) or the new
> > Mail (Vista and Seven).
> > The impact of Outlook Express on I/O could be reduced thanks to IMAP
> I wasn't aware Outlook Express is still supported?
I don't have Vista or Seven to test Windows Mail. But I assume it is the
same dll so with the same bug. And the bug impacts Outlook too. I will test
with outlook 2007 soon.
> In any case, I very much doubt it is worthwhile fixing this on the server
> side, as some sort of nasty workaround for broken clients. Once we start
> going that route, none of the clients that pretend to be able to speak IMAP
> will have to actually be anywhere near compatible with the IMAP
> That said, however, if it is worthwhile, and somebody decides to provide a
> patch to fix it, I'm not going to stop anyone from doing just that! ;-)
> My patch is the same as dovecot's one. The UW's patch is probably better
(force Outlook to exit the IDLE state). I create an issue in bugzilla.
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