Дилян Палаузов dilyan.palauzov at
Wed Mar 4 08:39:33 EST 2020


is RFC 5465 (IMAP NOTIFY ( supported in 3.0 as stated at ?

Per RFC 5465 page 7, the server-side support is announced with “ S: * OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 NOTIFY]”.  The CAPABILITY
answer is generated in imap/imapd.c using “static struct capa_struct base_capabilities[]” in capa_response().  The
latter contains no code to generate NOTIFY.

Moreover, the event_notifier in imapd.conf suggests utilizing it for EVENT NOTIFICATIONS,but the possible options for
notifyd(8) are null, log, mailto, zephyr
and external: none of which is applicable to IMAP NOTIFY as substitution of IMAP IDLE.

That leaves me with the impression that the documentation is misleading about IMAP NOTIFY support.


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