Notification of new mail to client?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue Jan 6 09:49:59 EST 2004

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Jim Archer wrote:

> I am installing Cyrus 2.1 on Debian Linux using the Debian packages.  I
> have noticed that Cyrus seems to not notify IMAP clients that a new message
> has arrived.  Other IMAP servers do this, so I was under the impression
> that it was a normal feature.  I looked through the conf files but didn't
> see a way to turn this on (assuming it is off).

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.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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